Entertaiment is the act of providing a form of amusement. Entertainment may be provided on any scale, from a personal choice of film or book for leisure time to performances intended for a wide audience. It can also be serious in nature, as with ceremonies, festivals or satire, though this is not a common understanding of the word. It often hits on themes that the brain was evolved to react deeply to such as social backstabbing, murders and the like.
From Old French entretenement, from Medieval Latin intertenere, from tener, the Indo-European root for “to hold inside.” More at en.merriam-webster.com
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