What Is Entertaiment?



The clown at your child’s birthday party, a Broadway show, stadium rock music–these are all entertainment. But so are the potato chips you eat while watching TV, and your friends fighting over that last piece of celery. The word comes from the Middle French word entretenir, which means “keep together.” It is associated with hospitality because you entertain guests by keeping them amused and distracted. We think of theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment as the stuff we like to look at, and audio entertainment as mostly music.

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