What is Entertaiment?


Article about Entertaiment

Entertainment is the act of entertaining, or an agreeable occupation for the mind; a diversion; amusement: The crossword puzzle was a great source of entertainment.

The word derives from the Latin inter tenere, to hold inside, from a root tenere, meaning to stretch or extend, suggesting the idea of holding something within oneself for enjoyment or amusement. It can take many forms and be at any scale, from an individual choosing private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to a banquet adapted for two, or a performance intended for thousands or even the whole world. The power of entertainment is illustrated by the way that a story like Scheherazade, from the Persian professional storytelling tradition can inspire a musical composition by Rimsky-Korsakov or Ravel, a film by Pasolini or a innovative video game.