Entertaiment is a broad category of activities that provide amusement, recreation, diversion, or pleasure. It includes performances such as plays and movies, as well as activities such as sports, social gatherings, games, hobbies, and reading. It also includes forms of media that entertain people by capturing their attention and imagination. Entertaiment is a global industry with its roots in folk art and traditional culture, as well as modern technology. This collection features examples automatically selected and programmatically compiled from online sources to illustrate current usage of the word entertainment. Click on a collocation to see more examples. These examples may contain sensitive material. They do not represent the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.