A word or act of entertainment; agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement: Solving the daily crossword is my entertainment. These examples are programmematically curated from various online sources to reflect current usage of the word Entertaiment. It is possible that some of these are incorrect.
Entertaiment is derived from the Latin intertenere, which means ‘to hold inside’. The prefix inter implies ‘inside,’ and the suffix tenere is related to the Indo-European root ten, which means’stretch,’ perhaps a reference to the way that entertainment can change our sense of reality.
Entertaiment is also a good way to stimulate the brain to release seratonin and dopamine, the chemicals that give us a positive feeling. Often the themes of entertainment, like social backstabbing and murder, hit on points that the human brain was evolved to react deeply to.