Entertaiment, from the Latin entretenir (to hold together), refers to the performance of something. Clowns at a birthday party, Broadway shows, stadium rock concerts, even your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all are forms of entertainment.
People value different forms of entertainment depending on their mood; some favor escapism, such as comedy shows or video games, while others seek to stimulate the intellect, such as with documentaries and puzzles. Creative forms of entertainment often push the boundaries of what has been done before and aim to evoke complex emotions, such as wonder, joy, fear, or contemplation. They also require a high level of skill in their production and presentation.