What Is An Entertaiment?


A clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip-all are examples of entertainment. From the Old French entretenir, meaning to hold together or support, entertainment came to be associated with hospitality, and later with amusement or distraction. Entertainment continues to evolve, and now can be adapted to any scale: from an individual selecting a personal entertainment on a screen; to a banquet arranged for two; to a spectacle intended for thousands.

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