Entertaiment – Meaning, Pronunciation, and Examples

Entertaiment | Meaning, Pronunciation, and Examples

An agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion or amusement: Solving the daily crossword is an entertainment for many. Also, an agreeable or diverting company: a company of entertainers. The word entertainment derives from the Latin intertenere, with the prefix inter meaning “inside” and tenere meaning to hold or stretch out.

Entertainment is a multifaceted concept, encompassing everything from escapism to education and catharsis to cerebral engagement. Even the same person might find different forms of entertainment enjoyable at different times, preferring a comedy show when they’re in a playful mood or a documentary when they’re in a contemplative state. Click on a collocation to see more examples.