What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad category that includes many familiar themes and images. These are often associated with amusement and humour, although they can also serve more serious purposes — such as ceremonies, celebrations, religious festivals, or even satire. Entertainment is also highly adaptive, and can be adapted for any scale: from an individual selecting their own entertainment from a vast array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet or party adapted for two; or to performances intended for thousands. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

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