Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: a play, a concert, a crossword puzzle. Also, a hospitable provision for the entertainment of guests: A ballroom was provided for the entertainement of their children.
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What is considered entertainment by one person may be considered work or cruelty by another. Entertaiment is an ever-changing concept, but certain themes and images have demonstrated a remarkable capacity for longevity.