Entertaiment is a wide-ranging concept that encompasses everything from escapism to education, from catharsis to cerebral engagement. Art forms like music, movies, and literature allow people to explore a range of emotions in a safe and controlled environment. This emotional cleansing can be healing and emotionally liberating. Games, puzzles, and other mental activities can also provide entertaiment by engaging the brain and providing a diverting distraction. Click on a collocation below to see more examples of entertaiment in use.
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