Something that holds or holds the attention and interest of an audience. It may be a person, activity or event. It often involves some form of drama or art. It also includes games, sports and other pursuits that give pleasure or amusement. For example, watching a football game or doing a crossword puzzle are forms of entertainment. The word comes from the Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” The prefix inter means “inside” and the suffix -entertainment implies that it is held there.
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