Entertaiment in English


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A suffix of Latin origin forming nouns indicating result or product (as in amazement, betterment, and merriment) and also a verbal root form (as in commencement and consideration). English often replaces -mentum with -i- before verb stems in -er (as in commencement, improvement, and merriment).

Entertainment is anything that gives pleasure, diversion, or amusement. It can include things such as listening to music, watching movies or other performances, playing sports and games, and reading books or poetry for enjoyment. Some people also find entertainment in solving puzzles or other brain games. Entertainment is generally considered to be harmless, but some forms may cause annoyance or offense. It may also be a way to escape from unpleasant or stressful situations.

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