Entertaiment is a broad term for activities that stimulate the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine. It can be anything from a meal adapted for two to a performance intended for thousands. It is a genre that has proven to be very versatile, with familiar themes and images appearing across different media with seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix. It is often understood as a form of amusement, though many entertainments have a more serious purpose—such as ceremonial occasions, religious festivals, satire and other social criticism, or even violence.
From Middle French entretenement, from Medieval Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter- and the suffix tenere.