Entertaiment – A Word That Has Become Synonymous With Fun and Joy

Entertaiment is a word that has become synonymous with fun and joy, but entertainment can have serious purposes as well. It is a form of human activity that can range from individual choices made from the now enormous array of pre-recorded entertainers to banquets adapted for two; from a religious festival or a wedding to a theater performance aimed at thousands. The forms of entertainment evolve and can cross over different media with seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix, a remarkable capacity that has ensured the longevity of many familiar themes and images. [1]

From the Middle French entretenement, from Medieval Latin intertenere.