What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad category of activity and experience that provides amusement, recreation, or pleasure. It encompasses a wide range of activities and experiences, including art, books, films, music, sports, games, and other forms of leisure. It is important to note that what may be considered entertainment by one individual or group is viewed as work or an act of cruelty by another. The word comes from the Latin intertenere, combining the prefix inter- and suffix tenere. Click on the collocation buttons to find more examples. These examples are programmatically compiled from corpora and other online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Any opinions in these examples do not reflect the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.