What is Entertaiment?


From the clown at your child’s birthday party to a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip, entertaiment is all about amusement and distraction. The word derives from the old French entretenir (to hold together) and has since come to mean amuse or distract. Theatrical entertainment is a kind of show, visual entertainment is stuff that you like to look at, and audio entertainment is mostly music. Click on a collocation to see more examples. These examples are programmatically compiled from online sources and may not represent current usage. Please send us feedback about these examples.