Entertaiment is a noun that means entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment. The word is sometimes abbreviated entmt. on fliers or in industry news publications where space is limited.
Entertaiment includes activities that are enjoyable and distracting; those that mimic adult responsibilities such as watching performances (9); or help children develop skills necessary for later life, such as motor skills needed for music and sports. It also includes forms that are recognisably the same across time, such as stories – the Persian professional storytelling tradition of Scheherazade has inspired Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski to write musical compositions, Pasolini made a film adaptation and there is now an innovative video game based on the story.