What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a big category—we talk about theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment as stuff to look at, and audio entertainment as mostly music. It also includes the clown at a birthday party, the Broadway show you love to go to, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip at a football game. It comes from the word entretenement, a way of keeping people happy and engaged. 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 Merriam-Webster or its editors.