A thing affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement. Examples: a comedy play, a restaurant offering entertainment in addition to food, a sporting event, a circus performance. Entertainment may be a form of recreation for an individual or a group, but can also have serious intent such as a ceremonial occasion, religious festival, or satire. Sometimes shortened to entmt or entmtn., especially on fliers and in industry news publications when space is tight.
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