What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad and diverse category, from individual entertainment choices to large-scale events. It may be a form of play, ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or even satire. The word is often associated with fun and laughter, although many forms of entertainment have a serious purpose as well. Its familiarity has allowed it to cross over into different media, providing endless opportunities for creative remix and new creations. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

Entertaiment is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, meaning “to hold inside.” Its Indo-European root is ten, which means to stretch or extend.