What is Entertaiment?


Article about Entertaiment

A clown at a birthday party, the awe-inspiring Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all of these are examples of entertainment. We use the word to describe anything that amuses or distracts us from our daily grind. It may be something we enjoy physically, such as a concert or a play, or it may involve our sense of sight or hearing. It can also be something we enjoy mentally, such as social backstabbing or murders. The word entertain comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which means to hold inside. The prefix inter means inside, and the suffix ten is from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch.