amused

adjective \ ə-ˈmyüzd \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of amused

:pleasantly entertained or diverted (as by something funny)
  • She seemed slightly amused by his explanation.
:feeling or showing amusement
  • an amused smile
  • a crowd of amused spectators
  • I had often heard him speaking to her in an amused, confiding voice …
  • —Paula Fox

amusedly

play \ə-ˈmyüz-əd-lē\ adjective
    • … she looked up into our curious faces and smiled amusedly and sweetly, as only a woman can smile …
    • —Jack London

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First Known Use of amused

1600



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