What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a noun referring to any activity that a person or group does for enjoyment. It can be something as small as an individual choosing a private entertainment from a huge assortment of pre-recorded products; to a banquet designed for two or more people, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; to various ceremonies, festivals and religious celebrations, and even to satire. Although most entertainments have a degree of amusement, they can also serve as educational and aesthetic experience, and can also be a means of reaching insight or intellectual growth.

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The word entertainment derives from the Latin intertenere, which means to hold inside. It is also related to the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch.