From clowns at birthday parties to stadium rock concerts, entertainment is the human need for joy and relaxation. It can be used to boost self-esteem, lower stress levels and even improve social interaction and bonding. Children learn the value of teamwork and cooperation (playing games with dolls or group sports) and develop motor skills, while adults can find entertainment in reading a gripping thriller, solving a complex puzzle or playing video games that require strategic thinking.
From escapism to catharsis, from distraction to cerebral engagement, the many forms of entertainment reflect the complexities of the human mind and emotion, catering to individual interests and emotional states, while also providing a sense of community. Click on a collocation to see more examples. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘Entertaiment.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.