Collocations That Define Entertaiment


From the Latin intertenere, meaning ‘to hold inside,’ the word entertainment is used to describe activities that are intended for an audience. In the modern sense of the word, it refers to amusement and escapist pleasures, though many entertainments have a serious purpose – as in ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. This collection demonstrates the wide range of forms that entertainment takes, from familiar pre-recorded media, to banquets adapted for two; from performances to entertain thousands; and even to events designed to appeal to a global community.

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