Something that gives you pleasure and makes you want to stay in the moment, in a euphoric state, wishing that it never ends, just keeps on going. It can be music, food, a funny movie, or anything that you enjoy. The word entertainment comes from the Latin intertenere, or to hold inside. It is also rooted in the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch. These examples are selected automatically from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.