The Meaning and Conceptualization of the Word “Entertaiment”


The clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip are all entertainment. The word is derived from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, or “to hold inside.” Entertaining has become an idea of amusement and distraction. But entertainment also can have a serious purpose, such as a ceremony, religious festival, or political satire. Entertainment has evolved into a form of art, and its familiar forms can be adapted to any scale.

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