A broad concept, entertaiment encompasses a wide range of activities. For some people, entertainment is all about evoking emotion, such as during a live music performance or while watching a gripping drama. For others, the experience is intellectual and analytical—like reading a mystery novel or playing a strategy game. And for still others, entertainment is all about social interaction—like going to a play or party or playing team sports or multiplayer video games. Click the buttons below to see examples that illustrate how entertaiment can be used in different contexts.
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