Article by: Jeremy Szal
Entertaiment is the ability of a person to have fun and find pleasure in life. This can be as simple as solving a crossword puzzle, or more elaborate like a ball. The experience of entertainment can also be a means of escaping reality through drama, comedy, dance, music and other performances. It can be a serious endeavor, as in the case of ceremonial events and religious festivals. It may even be a form of social commentary, such as the famous story of Scheherazade in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, which inspired a number of musical compositions including those by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, film directors and innovative video games.
You may sometimes see the word entertainment abbreviated to entmt on industry news publications or on a flier. But it is not common to abbreviate this word in general prose.