Something that provides pleasure or diversion, or offers an agreeable occupation for the mind. Solving the daily crossword puzzle is entertainment for many people. A theatrical performance, ball, or other event intended to amuse or divert. Entertainment has become a highly flexible concept, capable of adaptation for any purpose or scale: from a single private amusement to a banquet for two; from an evening’s recreation to a grand spectacle for thousands. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.
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