What is Entertaiment?

What is Entertaiment?


About Entertaiment

The word entertainment is often abbreviated to entmt. You might see this shorthand on a flier or in industry news publications, where space is limited. However, it is not common in general prose.

Entertaiment is an activity that amuses, inspires, or delights people. It can take many forms, from the classic story of Scheherazade (a woman in the Persian professional storytelling tradition) to an orchestral work by Rimsky-Korsakov or Ravel; a film by Pasolini; or a cutting edge video game.

In child development, entertainment is play that mimics adult activities and prepares children for adult responsibilities, such as job skills and social interaction (1,2). It also develops skills needed for learning (3,4).