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amusement

[ uh-myooz-muhnt ]
/ əˈmyuz mənt /
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noun

anything that amuses or entertains; pastime: The park offers authentic Danish charm and an array of amusements and thrill rides.
the act of amusing or entertaining; diversion: He invented indoor golf games for his own amusement, and for the amusement of his children.
the state of being amused; enjoyment: Mom couldn't hide her amusement when my little sister tried to make dinner.

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Origin of amusement

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Middle French; see origin at amuse, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM amusement

self-a·muse·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for amusement

amusement
/ (əˈmjuːzmənt) /

noun

something that amuses, such as a game or other pastime
a mechanical device used for entertainment, as at a fair
the act of amusing or the state or quality of being amused
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