What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad category, encompassing the various ways in which people seek to amuse themselves, find pleasure or relief from pain, and connect with each other. Entertaiment can also act as a distraction or even a crutch, depending on the context and the individual involved. Its familiar forms have the potential to cross media and have proven highly adaptable, with many themes, images, and structures being re-used repeatedly and adapted for different purposes.

These examples are programmatically compiled from corpora and other sources on the web and may not represent current usage of the word ‘entertaiment’. This does not reflect the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.