Entertaiment is a wide range of activities that provide amusement or enjoyment. It may also refer to a business or industry that provides this type of activity. It is sometimes abbreviated as entmt. on a flier or in industry news publications where space is limited, but generally this word is not abbreviated in general prose.
Although technology changes the availability, cost, variety and quality of entertainment products, forms such as storytelling, music, theatre, dance and games remain recognisably similar across centuries. For example, the Scheherazade story in Persian professional storytelling tradition has been adapted as an orchestral work by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, as a film by Pasolini and even as an innovative video game.