What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a cultural category that provides products and services to keep consumers engaged and amused. It also has the potential to influence public discourse and create shared meaning across social groups.

The word entertainment is derived from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix -tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch or lengthen. Entertaiment is a form of media that creates immersive experiences for audiences, often involving narrative traditions and moralism. It is a storehouse of shared meanings in society and serves as a vehicle for cultural critique.