Entertaiment is a word that encompasses all activities and experiences that people engage in for pleasure, recreation, and amusement. The word has become strongly associated with laughter and merriment, but entertainment can take many forms and may have serious or even sacred purposes, such as ceremony, celebration, religious festivals, satire, or various types of sports. It can also include activities such as movies and television, music and dance, or visual arts.
The scope of entertainment is wide, and new forms continue to emerge as technology evolves. Entertainment has demonstrated a remarkable ability to cross over different media, and familiar forms often retain their appeal through creative remix. This has ensured the continuity and longevity of many themes, images, and structures.