What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment encompasses a broad range of activities that evoke positive emotions like joy and upliftment. It can also be thought-provoking and enlightening, with many different forms of entertainment available to suit individual preferences. For example, one may choose to enjoy a dramatic play, a classical music concert, or a thoughtful documentary, depending on their current mood. Some people also find entertainment in social interactions, whether through team sports, multiplayer video games, or a good conversation with friends. The word ‘entertainment’ is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, with the Indo-European root ten meaning to hold inside. The tales of Scheherazade, for instance, have been told in plays, operas, orchestral music by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, and films.