What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is anything that provides amusement, relaxation or diversion. It can take many forms, from watching a film or playing a game to listening to music and socializing with friends. Entertaiment can also be used to provide escapism or recreation, distracting people from their daily worries and providing them with enjoyable experiences. The word entertainment has become closely associated with amusement, although many entertainers have serious purposes.

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Entertainment is from Middle English entretenement, from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, combining the prefix inter- with the suffix tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or hold something.