What Is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is a dynamic cultural category, with products that have the potential to maintain relevance, to influence public discourse, and to create shared meaning. It has been associated with leisure, recreation, fun, amusement and satire. It has also been seen as having significant social or political effects, such as influencing attitudes, values, and identities. Entertaiment may be a source of inspiration for other genres such as art, film, television, music, books and other forms of cultural expression. The examples on this page have been programmatically compiled from online sources to illustrate current usage of the word, and do not represent the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.