What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a multifaceted concept that can include anything from a clown at a child’s birthday party to a stadium rock concert. It relieves stress and boosts self-esteem, improves social skills, and provides a way to bond with others. It can also provide educational benefits, such as by mimicking adult activities (playing with dolls or group games) or developing motor skills through sports and music. Creative entertainment often pushes the boundaries of what has been done before, aiming to evoke complex emotions and challenge the intellect.

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This article is part of our continuing series on the history of English words and phrases.