What Is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is the experience of an activity or event that is pleasurable, funny, exciting, uplifting, or thought-provoking. It may be anything from a euphoric state, to the enjoyment of a meal shared with loved ones; to a play performed on stage for thousands of people. Entertainment often has a serious purpose, such as an act of worship, or is a form of social protest, or satire.

From Middle French entretenement, from Latin intertenere, from tenere, Indo-European root of ten. See also enter.

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