Entertaiment | Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

An act, event, or experience that provides enjoyment or amusement. Many kinds of entertainment exist, including movies, concerts, sports, and games. There are also many forms of art that provide entertainment. These examples are automatically generated from online sources and may not reflect the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

From late 15c., “to keep up, maintain,” from entre- and tenir (see entertain). A common suffix used with verb stems to make nouns indicating the result or product of the action of the stem (as amazement, betterment, merriment): -ment from Latin -mentum.