What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is more than just recreation; it’s a reflection of the human psyche and emotions. From escapism to education, entertainment provides a window into our complex inner worlds and allows us to experience all manner of emotions in a safe and controlled setting, from catharsis to cerebral engagement. It’s a multifaceted concept with numerous forms across different media, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. For example, children might enjoy cartoons or playgrounds, while adults might prefer a live jazz performance or an engaging documentary. Click on a collocation to see more examples of entertaiment.

This page was last updated on 11 November 2012. Entertaiment is part of the Macmillan Dictionary Online.