Entertaiment is something that affords pleasure, diversion or amusement. Entertainment can be as simple as solving a crossword puzzle or as complex as watching a theatrical production. It can involve any activity that occupies the mind, from reading or a game of sports to watching TV or playing with an electronic device. Entertainment can evolve and be adapted to meet the needs of any group or individual. For example, a professional storyteller may adapt the tale of Scheherazade for performance in any medium, from the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to film adaptations and innovative video games.
The plural form of entertainment is entertainments, though it is often abbreviated to entmt on fliers or in industry news stories where space is limited. Entertainment is also a common theme in children’s play, which helps them to learn about the world around them.