Articles About Entertaiment

Articles about Entertaiment

Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: a ballroom entertainment; the daily crossword puzzle provides a form of entertainment for many people. Also: agreeable occupation for the mind: “She thought her job was very much a form of entertainment.” The word is an anagram of intertenere, from Latin’s prefix inter-, meaning “inside,” and the suffix tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or extend. It’s a perfect fit for the modern sense of “holding inside” information or amusing others.

Featured in the November 2008 issue of WordPlay. Copyright 2008 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Used with permission.