What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a fascinating subject, not least because what is considered entertainment by one group may be regarded as work or an act of cruelty by another. The word itself has a long history; it was derived from the Latin intertenere (literally, “to hold inside”) and comes from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch. The familiar forms of entertainment have a remarkable capacity for cross-over between different media, and the same themes and images seem to have endless possibilities for creative remix. These examples are programmatically compiled from online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Send us feedback.