Entertaiment refers to anything that elicits feelings of enjoyment and relaxation. It can include things like movies, TV shows, listening to music, playing sports, reading and engaging in literary activities, attending live performances and creating visual arts. Many entertainements also hit on the core themes that humans were evolved to react deeply to, such as social backstabbing or murders, because of the way the brain is shaped to understand the world.
Where does the word entertainment come from?
The word entertainment comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which is a compound of the prefix inter- (inside) and the suffix tenere. It is related to the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or extend.