Entertaiment is the activity of entertaining people. Entertaiment can be achieved through many forms such as games, sports, art, music, and literature. The earliest form of entertainment was a simple story, which was told for the amusement of children and adults alike. Later, more complex forms of entertainment developed, such as plays. These included dramas, comedies, and tragedies. These were a popular form of entertainment throughout history.
Article By: Bates and Ferri (2010) Entertainment is an objectively understood activity that involves communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and occurs in a passive form. It may also serve as a form of catharsis or intellectual growth.
A suffix of Latin origin forming nouns (amazement, amazement, betterment, merriment) from verb stems; also used with English verb stems ending in -er and -ir (as commence-e-ment from commenc-er, and send-i-ment from sentir). Also a suffix modifying nouns referring to mental states or activities (entertainment, gratification, amusement, delight). Late 15c.