What is Entertaiment?

The clown at your child’s birthday party, a Broadway show, the stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—these are all forms of entertainment. Entertaiment, from the Old French entretenir and associated with hospitality, originally meant to hold inside or support. It is now more generally used to mean diverting or amusing, especially involving a performance. What appears to be entertainment for one person may be a means of gaining insight or intellectual growth for another. See more articles about Entertainment.

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