What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a form of recreation, often associated with fun and humor but which may have a serious purpose as in the case of ceremonies, celebrations or religious festivals, satire or war. It has the potential to cross over many different media and to evolve in response to new technology. It is something that is highly individual and which can be personalized, ranging from one selecting his or her own personal entertainment out of a vast array of pre-recorded products; through to a meal for two; to a performance for thousands. The word comes from the Latin intertenere, with the prefix inter meaning “inside,” and tenere derived from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold or stretch.