What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is any activity or event that provides amusement, relaxation, diversion, and pleasure. It can take many forms such as movies, sports, music, games, reading, attending social events, and more. It can provide a break from everyday reality and may also allow people to gain insights or intellectual growth. These examples are automatically compiled from corpora and other sources on the web and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

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The word entertainment derives from the Latin intertenere, the prefix meaning “inside,” and the suffix -tenere, which means to hold inside.