Definition: Entertainment

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Etymology

From Middle English entretenement (support, maintenance), from Old French entretenement. Morphologically entertain + -ment.

Noun

entertainment (countable and uncountable, plural entertainments)

  1. An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
  2. A show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others.

Derived terms

  • entertainment center
  • entertainment value

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