Entertaiment is an activity that provides pleasure or amusement. It can be as simple as a meal adapted for two or as elaborate as a performance intended for thousands. It is generally understood to have a lighthearted or playful nature, although many entertainments serve a serious purpose such as ceremony, celebration, religious festival, satire and propaganda.
Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity that can be consumed and requires consumer activity. It is understood objectively, communicates between text and audience, has an external stimulus, offers pleasure and occurs in a passive form. The suffix -ment is derived from Latin –mentum, meaning the product or effect of an action. It was used to form nouns from verb stems in Vulgar Latin (amazement, betterment) and, with ir verbs, in English, where it replaced -y at the beginning of the word, as in merriment.