What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is anything that delights or amuses, usually by some kind of performance. The clown at a birthday party, the Broadway show, the stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip-all of these are forms of entertainment. The word comes from the Old French entretenir, meaning “to support” or “keep together.” It grew to include hospitality and then amusement and distraction. Today it refers to all kinds of performances and activities adapted for any scale, from two people choosing private entertainment to a global audience.

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘entertaiment.’