What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is anything that provides enjoyment or amusement, diverting people from their normal lives for a short time. It can take the form of watching movies, attending concerts, playing games, reading books, and socialising.

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The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, a compound of the prefix inter meaning ‘inside’ and the suffix tenere, which means to hold. The same root is also found in the French entretenir and the Latin intestine, which reflects the fact that entertainment has long been considered a healthy form of recreation.