Examples of Entertaiment


The entertainer at a children’s party, the clown on Broadway, a stadium rock concert, friends fighting over the last potato chip—all are examples of entertaiment. From the Old French entretenir (“to hold together”), entertainment came to mean “to amuse or distract.” It is both a source of pleasure and a means of escape from daily life. Entertainment often reflects our deepest cultural values, spanning time and media. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

This collection includes digital representations of a wide variety of cultural forms, including movies, television shows, books, music, and more. These works represent the range of cultural expressions embraced by our global society.