Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement. A restaurant with good food and entertainment. Solving the daily crossword is a form of entertainment for many people.

The power of certain stories to entertain is illustrated by the fact that they frequently inspire retellings in other media – the story of Scheherazade, for example, has inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel; film adaptations by Pasolini and Bergman; and innovative video games.

Entertaiment is occasionally abbreviated to entmt on fliers and in industry news publications, but not in general prose.

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