Entertainment is a broad category that includes performances intended to amuse or instruct, and spectacles revolving around food, art, music, sports, and other activities. It is an omnipresent activity that spans all cultures, and changes in fashion, technology, and culture often affect its forms. Many familiar examples of entertainment have persisted over centuries—for example, theater, circuses, and stage magic. Many other entertainments have migrated from one medium to another, such as books, films, and video games; activities that were once tools of warfare or hunting have become spectator sports. Click on a collocation to see more examples.
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