Entertaiment is amusement, usually involving some sort of performance or visual. A clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, or the stadium rock concert that your friends fight over to get into are all examples of entertainment. It can be a serious thing, but it usually is not; its primary purpose is to amuse or distract. It has many forms and can be adapted to any scale. It can be an experience for one person, a meal for two, or a spectacle for thousands. Click on a collocation to see more examples of entertaiment.
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