What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is anything that provides amusement, relaxation or diversion. This may include activities such as watching movies, attending concerts, playing games or social gatherings. It can also include hobbies such as painting, cooking or sports. The word derives from the Latin inter-tenere, with the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix ten referring to hold or retain. This sense is reinforced by the fact that entertainment forms have a tendency to cross over different media, with familiar themes, images and structures persisting across time.

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