What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that involves an audience in a world of mass media, art, performance, sports, and branded entertainment. It has a wide scope of application and is capable of generating new forms, as it continually adapts to meet the demands of ever-changing technology. Its themes, images, and structures have the capacity to transcend different media and have demonstrated great longevity. Many of these forms have become cultural icons that are recognizable across the globe. Click on a collocation to see more examples.
The word ‘entertain’ derives from Middle French entretenement, and is ultimately derived from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, which means “to hold inside.”

What is considered entertainment for one individual or group may be considered work or an act of cruelty for another.