Something that gives pleasure or diversion: a circus, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip. Entertainment stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine and makes us feel good. It also hits on themes that the human mind was evolved to react deeply to, such as murders, backstabbing and other social drama.
It is common to abbreviate the word Entertainment to entmt on fliers and in industry news publications when space is a concern. However, it is not used often in general conversation or note taking.
The word entertainment is derived from the Old French entretenement, meaning “to entertain”. It can be found in a wide range of cultures around the world. It may be used in a variety of contexts, such as rites, parties, non secular pageants or satire.