What is Entertainment?

Entertainment is the provision of amusement, fun and laughter. It may be experienced in a range of ways from a movie for two, a game of table tennis or darts, to a stadium rock concert. It is often associated with recreation, and can also be used as a way to relieve stress, increase self-esteem and boost social interaction. Many types of entertainment have been used to reinforce a message, such as the tales of Scheherazade told through orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel; films and books, and even innovative video games. The word is derived from the Latin intertenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or hold.