What is Entertaiment?

The word Entertaiment can be used on its own or as a suffix to any activity, artform, event, or experience that provides pleasure, amusement, or enjoyment. It is an enormous category that covers anything from a single individual selecting and enjoying the latest in pre-recorded entertainment, to banquets adapted for two; from the simplest party to performances geared to tens of thousands. It is a highly fluid and versatile concept, one that has displayed the capacity to cross between different media, allowing for endless creative remix.

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From Middle French entretenement, from the Latin intertenere (“to hold inside”), a compound of the prefix inter and the verb tener (“stretch”). See also entertain, amusement, pleasure.