Entertaiment is a word that is commonly used to refer to the act of entertaining. It can be in the form of a party, music and dance, performance or any other activity that involves a large audience. Entertainment is often associated with fun and laughter, but it can also have a serious purpose in a wide range of forms. It may be a way of achieving insight or intellectual growth and can also help families to bond together. It can be found in a variety of media, including film and video games. Occasionally, the word is abbreviated to entmt on fliers or in industry news publications where space is limited.