Entertaiment is an expansive universe that encompasses all forms of art, entertainment, and leisure activities. From a child’s cartoon or playground to a renowned museum or jazz concert, it reflects the nuances of human emotion and intellect, offering everything from escapism and joy to catharsis and cerebral engagement. It can be shared with others, such as a comedy show or a multiplayer video game, or experienced alone, as in reading a mystery or a contemplative documentary.
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The word entertainment comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside.” It is a synonym for amusement.