Definition of Entertaiment


Entertaiment is an activity that provides enjoyment, pleasure or amusement. Its forms are varied and can include professional storytelling such as that of Scheherazade; music, theatre and dance; and games. These activities are influenced by technology but the essence of entertainment is relatively stable, as illustrated by the way stories like Scheherazade inspire retellings in other media such as orchestral music, films and video games.

This article builds on previous definitions to develop an academically accepted, systematically built and area-oriented entertainment definition.