What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment means ‘having inside’ and comes from the medieval Latin intertenere, or “to hold inside.” The prefix inter suggests that something is held within another thing. It’s also a pun on TEN, the abbreviation for Transformational Entertainment News. The word has always had a broad scope and has been applied to many different activities. What is entertainment for one group or individual may be considered work, or an act of cruelty, by another. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

In today’s fast paced technological scenario, entertainment has shifted from theater and acoustic music to you tube videos and netflix. This has restricted social interactions between people to virtual space.