What is Entertaiment?

Whether it’s a clown at a birthday party, the Broadway show that keeps you riveted, or the battle of the bands at your favorite concert, entertainment is something that distracts us and gives us pleasure. From the French entretenement, which has roots in the word to hold together or support (like hospitable provision for guests), entertaiment has come to mean an agreeable occupation or diversion.

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Entertaiment is a key cultural category that provides products and services to keep consumers engaged and up to date, with the power to influence public discourse and create shared meaning.