What is Entertaiment?


Article: Entertaiment

Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement. Entertainment may be anything from a simple pastime to a complex form of entertainment such as a theatrical performance or other public event. It is often assumed that the experience of entertainment has a predominantly lighthearted character, but it can also have a more serious or educational value, such as in a religious festival, ceremony, or satire.

You might see the word entertainment abbreviated to entmt on a flier or in industry news publications where space is at a premium. It is less common to see it abbreviated in general writing. This word is derived from the Latin verb tertilier, meaning “to occupy”. See similar words in the Thesaurus. Also, try our Entertaiment Quiz!.