Entertaiment is a broad genre of art and entertainment, from classical music to a good meal. Often, entertainment has serious purposes, as with ceremonies, festivals, and religious festivals. Nevertheless, its common sense meaning is that of amusement. As the range of media and formats has expanded, entertainment has demonstrated the ability to transform and adapt itself in response to changing environments. Ultimately, it is the audience that dictates whether a particular performance will be considered entertaining or not. The word entertainment derives from the Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside.” See also TEN and Transformational Entertainment News.
What is entertaining to one group of people may be utterly unacceptable to another.