Entertaiment – A Definition and Synonyms of the Word Entertaiment


Entertaiment, from the Latin entretenir, meaning “to hold together,” is a broad concept that can include anything from a clown at a birthday party to a Broadway show or a stadium rock concert. From its origins in hospitality, it has become a powerful industry that is a storehouse of our collective culture, providing amusement and distraction as well as a form of escapism. It is a global phenomenon with the power to cross platforms and to endure despite the shifting landscape of media.

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