What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a term used to describe activities that are intended to be amusing or humorous. It is often associated with a sense of enjoyment, fun or laughter but can also have serious purposes such as ceremony, celebration, religious festival or satire. It can be as simple as a private selection of music from the many available pre-recorded entertainment products; to a banquet adapted for two; or to an event planned and performed for thousands.

The word has its roots in the Latin intertenere meaning to hold inside; and it was adopted into Old French entretenir, which in turn became modern English entertain.