What is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is amusement, often involving a performance. A clown at a kid’s birthday party, a Broadway show, or stadium rock concert, are all examples of entertainment. The word comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, derived from ten, meaning “inside,” and the prefix inter, meaning “inside of.” Entertainment has come to mean the enjoyment of something entertaining or pleasing to the senses. Click the collocation buttons to find more related words.

Psychologist Robert Wuehler argues that the human brain was shaped to react deeply to things like murders, backstabbing and other themes found in popular entertainment. This explains why so many people find these events and characters compelling.