What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is the act of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment. The word entertainment is derived from the Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside,” and the suffix tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold. This is a fitting root for a word that has become synonymous with euphoria, and indescribable pleasure, making people forget all of their problems and wishing that it never ends. Entertainment is available in a variety of forms, including movies and television, music, books, sports and games, and live performances. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

What is entertainment for one person may be considered a bore or even cruelty to another.