Entertaiment is the amusement that comes from watching a performance. A clown at a kid’s birthday party, a Broadway show, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip are all forms of entertainment. Children’s play is important for their development because it teaches them about social interaction and prepares them for adult responsibilities such as raising children and working (4-6). Adults seek entertainment in activities such as sports, music, and theatre that offer an escape from daily life or the opportunity to learn something new.
The term may be abbreviated to entmt on a flier or in industry news publications where space is limited.