A source of pleasure or diversion. Anything that diverts the mind and amuses: a puzzle, a play, a concert, or a crossword. The word entertain is related to the Latin verb enterare (“to entrance”).
According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010) entertainment is an activity understood objectively that includes communication between text and audience, involves external stimulus that off ers pleasure and occurs in a passive form. It also embodies an aesthetic effect, meaning that what appears as entertainment for one viewer may be considered as work or cruelty by another. See also entertainment industry, entertaining, and entertainment tv.