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Something that affords pleasure, diversion, or amusement: The jousting match was an entertainment for the court. A pleasant occupation for the mind: Solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many. a hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests: a grand ball was an elaborate entertainment.
Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity understood objectively, involving communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, providing pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and occurs in a passive form.
The word entertainment is derived from the Latin inter tenere, which means “to hold inside.” See also entertain.