What Is Entertaiment?

Article by: Jeremy Bogue

Entertaiment is what one feels when engaging with a performance or piece of media. It can be pleasurable, but it may also be tedious or boring. The word derives from the Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside,” and the Indo-European root ten. What is considered entertainment can change from culture to culture, but familiar themes and images have demonstrated longevity in various media.

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