What is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is any activity that diverts or amuses people in their spare time, and may provide them with pleasure, enjoyment, amusement, and laughter. People can create entertainment for themselves by playing a game, spontaneously inventing something, or engaging actively in an activity such as sport; or they can consume entertainment passively, by watching a film, attending a performance, or reading a book. The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, a contraction of the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or elongate.

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This dictionary is part of the English-Spanish Dictionary for Computers and Technology by Cambridge University Press and its licensors.