The clown at the birthday party, the Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all of these things are entertainment. Entertainment, derived from the Old French word entretenir or support, is about amusement and fun. It can take many forms—theatrical as shows, visual as art, and audio as music. Sometimes, it can cross over different media, as themes and images have demonstrated a seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix. You may see the word entertainment abbreviated to entmt on a flier or in industry news publications where space is limited.
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