A form of entertainment is any idea or activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience. Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word includes “a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others.” The roots of the word are Latin inter tenere (“to hold inside”) and Indo-European ten, which means to stretch. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘Entertaiment.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
a person who is hired to entertain others.