What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the ability to enjoy, amuse and be entertained. Entertainment can be on a small scale, such as a couple choosing from the huge selection of pre-recorded music or movies available to them or a meal with friends accompanied by conversation, to performances intended for thousands and in many different locations around the world. Entertaiment may also be for a serious purpose as in a ceremony, religious festival or satire. From the Medieval Latin intertenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold inside. See more at:

This article is part of our A-Z Guide to the Arts. See also: Art, Literature, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.