The activity or enjoyment of watching a performance or engaging in other activities that give pleasure. This includes performances of music or plays and activities such as reading and watching television. It is also an important form of recreation and a social activity that helps to build close friendships between people. It can also help people learn more about different cultures and traditions. It can be a good way to escape the stress of work and other daily duties. It is often abbreviated to entmt, as in this example from industry news publications or on fliers or short hand note taking.