Entertaiment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but it is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience’s attention. The word entertain comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere that means to hold. It is related to the Indo-European root ten, which also means to stretch. See also transformation entertainment news..
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