What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment — an exciting and ever-changing collection of popular culture that can be found in a multitude of forms and media. The word entertainment comes from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, which means “to hold inside”; the prefix inter suggests that it must be contained within something else (such as a theater or a building).

Entertainment is understood as audience-centered commercial culture that keeps individuals amused, engaged, and diverted. It is a powerful force in society, with the potential to transform and evolve with technology. Click the buttons to see related words and collocations, or use the search box above to find specific terms. These examples have been programmatically compiled from various online sources. They do not represent the opinion of the editors or Cambridge University Press or its licensors.