What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is audience-centered commercial culture that keeps people engaged and amused. It often requires technical skill and attention to detail. Creative entertainment can be designed to provoke complex emotions, such as wonder, sadness, or excitement, and to enrich the audience’s experience by guiding them on an emotional journey. This type of entertainment may also challenge the intellect by posing questions, offering alternative viewpoints, or requiring problem-solving and strategic thinking. Click on a collocation to find more examples. These examples have been programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word entertain. They do not represent the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

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