What Is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is amusement, usually involving a performance. A clown at a kid’s birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all of these are entertainment. The word comes from the French entretenir, which is related to the Latin intertenere, meaning “to hold inside.” It originally meant hospitality, but now it’s used for all kinds of entertainment.

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ See the full definition for entertainment in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.

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