What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad concept that includes activities designed to amuse, relax, divert, or give pleasure. It includes things like watching movies, attending concerts, playing games, or engaging in social gatherings. The word entertainment is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside.” The prefix inter means “inside,” and the suffix ten means to stretch or extend. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

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