What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is something that holds the attention and interest of an audience or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but it is more likely to be one of the activities and events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience’s attention.

The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, or to hold inside; the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, derived from the Indo-European root ten, means to stretch out, or extend. The meaning is apt because the arts, entertainment and other societal needs are often met by individuals, groups and foundations stretching out to meet them.