What Makes Something Entertaiment?

Whether it’s a clown at a birthday party, the latest Broadway hit or stadium rock concert, or even your friends fighting over the last potato chip, entertainment is all around us. But what makes something entertainment? It’s all in the eye of the beholder. The word entertainment traces back to the Latin entretenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, or hold inside. The word entered English from French in the late 15th century as an alternative to entertain or amuse, and eventually to distract or disturb.

These example sentences are programmatically compiled from various online sources to show current usage of the word ‘Entertaiment.’ See more examples in our dictionary.