What Is Entertaiment?


The word entertain is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside.” Entertaiment comes from the Indo-European root ten, which also has the meaning of “to stretch.” Entertainment is an activity that affords pleasure, diversion, or amusement. For example, solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many people. It can also refer to a theatrical performance.

The examples on this page are selected programmatically from a variety of online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘Entertainment.’ They do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

Something that takes you to another world in a euphoric state, where you forget about all the worries and wish that the moment just never ends, just lasts forever. That’s the best kind of entertainment!

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