What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is an important part of life, allowing us to relax, relieve stress and have fun. It can be done through art, sports, games or even by visiting a theme park. Entertainment can also be used to promote a business, for example hiring a celebrity to host an event.

The word Entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” From this we get the modern English word entertain, which means to amuse or please.

The story of Scheherazade, for example, has been told as an orchestral piece by composers like Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel; it’s also been turned into a film and many innovative video games.