What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad category that encompasses everything from cartoons and playgrounds to fine art exhibits and sports. It may evoke a variety of emotions, from escapism to elation to catharsis and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to seniors. It may be experienced in a group, such as at a party or concert, or alone, like viewing a film or playing a video game. It can be personal, such as attending a comedy show or reading a book, or global, such as a sporting event or television show.

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