What is Entertaiment?

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The clown at the birthday party, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–entertaiment is anything that amuses and distracts us. The word derives from the French entretenement, and in modern use we think of theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment as things you like to look at, and audio entertaiment as music. Click on a collocation for more examples.

Article by: Jonathan R. Wilson, Harvard University Press. Posted January 23, 2010. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

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