Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: The clown at the birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, and even friends fighting over the last potato chip are all forms of entertainment. Entertainment is also a way of escaping from one’s daily routine, and it is no wonder that the classic story of Scheherazade, a Persian professional storytelling tradition, has been adapted into so many different media: a play, orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, films by Pasolini and others, and innovative video games.
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Entertaiment is sometimes abbreviated to entmt. You might see this abbreviation on a flier or in industry news publications, where space is limited.