Entertaiment is a broad concept that incorporates the idea of enjoyment and amusement. It is a form of escapism and an expression of human creativity, with the potential to cross different media. It is often linked to play, although some forms of entertainment may have a serious purpose such as a ceremony, religious festival, or satire. These examples are selected automatically from various online sources, and may not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

The show entertained the crowds. The children put on a show to entertain their teachers.