What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a popular pastime that can involve many different activities and media. It can include movies, television shows, music, reading novels and short stories, playing video games, participating in sports and physical activities, or creating and appreciating visual art. It can also include attending live theater, dance performances, comedy shows, or musicals. The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside,” and has the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch or extend something.

The examples on this page have been programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ See the full definition of Entertaiment in Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary.

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