amusement

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noun amuse·ment \ə-ˈmyüz-mənt\

Definition of amusement

  1. 1 :  a means of amusing or entertaining what are her favorite amusements

  2. 2 :  the condition of being amused could not hide his amusement

  3. 3 :  pleasurable diversion :  entertainment plays the piano for amusement

Examples of amusement in a sentence

  1. I'm reading this novel for amusement.

  2. Several games were provided for the education and amusement of the children.

1586

First Known Use of amusement

1586



AMUSEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

amusement

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noun amuse·ment \ə-ˈmyüz-mənt\

Definition of amusement for English Language Learners

  • : the feeling of being amused or entertained

  • : something (such as an activity) that amuses or entertains someone


AMUSEMENT Defined for Kids

amusement

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noun amuse·ment \ə-ˈmyüz-mənt\

Definition of amusement for Students

  1. 1 :  something that amuses or entertains games and other amusements

  2. 2 :  the feeling of being amused or entertained I read the book for amusement.



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