Entertaiment is the enjoyment of something pleasurable and amusing. It can involve playing games, watching performances, reading books and other written works, listening to music or talking with friends. It also includes activities such as sports and arts and crafts. It can also mean consuming food and drink.
The most well-known example of entertainment is the story of Scheherazade, a woman in the Persian professional storytelling tradition who saves her own life by telling stories. This story has inspired several orchestral works by composers including Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; a film directed by Pasolini and an innovative video game.
The word entertainment is sometimes abbreviated to entmt on fliers, industry news publications and in note taking when space is limited. This is rare and it is generally avoided outside of these contexts.