What Is Entertaiment?


Something affording enjoyment, diversion, or amusement: a fun restaurant; solving the daily crossword. The word is derived from medieval Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold or stretch.

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Entertainment is a complex and evolving product, suitable for any scale: from an individual who chooses his or her private entertainment from an enormous array of pre-recorded products; to banquets adapted for two; to performances intended for thousands.