What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a very broad term that refers to anything that entertains people. It encompasses everything from food to art, and it includes both high-brow and low-brow entertainment. It also covers events that are purely for fun, such as concerts and sports. The word comes from the Latin intertenere, with the prefix inter meaning “inside” and tenere from the Indo-European root ten.

According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment can be understood as an activity that is objectively defined, involves communication between text and audience from external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist and occurs in a passive form.