The fall issue of T E News begins with an article about entertaiment, the term for something that gives you a moment in which your mind is carried to the next world in a euphoric state that makes you forget all your problems and wish it could last forever. From the Old French entretenement, to entertain; see also entertainment, and entertaining. These examples are automatically compiled from online sources, and may not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback. What seems to be entertainment to one person or group may be work or an act of cruelty to another.