What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is entertainment, amusement or enjoyment provided by films and television, music, sports, games, literature, art and other cultural activities. It may be on a small scale, such as an individual choosing entertainment from a wide array of pre-recorded products; on a large scale, such as a banquet or party adapted to any number of people; or on a global scale, such as theater, dance, comedy shows and musicals intended for audiences of thousands.

The word comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which means to hold inside, a play on the Indo-European root of the verb tenere, meaning to stretch or extend.