Entertaiment is a broad term encompassing anything that gives pleasure. It can range from a simple movie for two, to an elaborate banquet accompanied by music and dancing; from a performance intended for thousands to one that is broadcast to a worldwide audience. The entertainment experience can take on a serious tone, such as in ceremonies, religious festivals, or satire. It may be an outlet for grief, stress, or fear, or it may bring about a state of euphoria. The word comes from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold inside.

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