Entertaiment is an activity that diverts attention or amuses, and often gives pleasure. It can vary in scale from a private entertainment chosen for an individual from a wide range of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to performances intended for thousands and even a global audience. It may appear to be purely a matter of amusement, but often entertainment has a deeper significance as a form of ceremony, celebration, religious festival or satire.
From the Middle French entretenement, from inter- and tenere (to hold inside).
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