The definition of Entertaiment is something that holds the interest and attention of an audience or gives pleasure and enjoyment. The word comes from the medieval Latin inter tenere, meaning to hold inside; the prefix inter means “inside” and the suffix tenere is related to the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch. It also is the abbreviation for Transformational Entertainment News, a newsletter published since fall 2011.
According to Bates and Ferri (2010), entertainment is an activity understood objectively that includes communication between text and audience, involves external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and occurs in a passive form. It is also an agreeable occupation for the mind and a diversion or amusement: solving the daily crossword puzzle is a popular form of entertainment.