Entertaiment is the pleasure that people get from performances or activities, whether for themselves or others. It includes theatre, music, reading, and television, among other things. Entertainment also refers to any activity that gives a person or group pleasure, but it can be harmful if done for the wrong reasons. Some types of entertainment are illegal in some countries, such as public executions, while other forms of entertainment can help people relax and have fun.
The word “entertaiment” is derived from the Greek words for “to amuse” and “play.” Its meaning has changed throughout time as it has been adapted to suit various scales, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to a banquet adapted for two, to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands, and even for a global audience.