What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the stuff you like to distract yourself with: a clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip. It comes from the Old French word entretenir, related to hospitality and the idea of keeping guests happy.

It’s defined as an objective activity that communicates between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and occurs in a passive form. But there’s so much more to the word than that. Read this article to learn more about Entertaiment.