Something that gives pleasure, diversion, or amusement. For example, a crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many people. From Old French entretenement.
An act or activity that occupies, occupies, or diverts; a form of enjoyment or amusement: a musical concert was an entertaining event.
Often, familiar forms of entertainment have the capacity to cross media, such as when the story of Scheherazade, from Persian professional storytelling tradition, inspires composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov or Ravel; director Pasolini makes a film adaptation; and an innovative video game is created based on the same narrative. Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as a consumer activity understood objectively, which encompasses communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and occurs in a passive form.