Entertaiment is the thing that amuses us – whether it’s a clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show or your friends fighting over the last potato chip. It can be theatrical (as in shows), visual (like paintings or movies) or audio (music). Even stories, like the tale of Scheherazade in professional storytelling tradition or the video game of Zelda, entertain us and keep our interest. From the Old French entretenement. See also distract.