What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment has become a term that applies to anything that provides pleasure, enjoyment or amusement. It is used widely in different media and is highly flexible, adapting to individual tastes, cultures, and situations. It can be as simple as choosing a movie from the huge variety available; as elaborate as organizing a banquet for two; as large as a stadium for concerts or a theatrical production. Often entertainment is lighthearted, but it can also have serious purpose, as in the various forms of ceremony, religious festival, or satire.

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