Definitions for Amusementəˈmyuz mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•muse•mentəˈmyuz mənt(n.)

  1. anything that amuses; pastime; entertainment.

  2. the act of amusing.

  3. the state of being amused; enjoyment.

Origin of amusement:

1595–1605; < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amusement(noun)

    a feeling of delight at being entertained

  2. entertainment, amusement(noun)

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. amusement(noun)əˈmyuz mənt

    the feeling of being amused

    Her boyfriend looked at her in/with amusement.


  1. amusement(Noun)


  2. amusement(Noun)

    An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, and fishing.

  3. Origin: Borrowed from amusement, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amusement(noun)

    deep thought; muse

  2. Amusement(noun)

    the state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion


  1. Amusement

    Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure. Current studies have not yet reached consensus on the exact purpose of amusement, though theories have been advanced in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and sociology. In addition, the precise mechanism that causes a given element to be perceived as more or less 'amusing' than another, similar element to a particular individual is not clearly understood.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Amusement' in Nouns Frequency: #2930

Translations for Amusement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of being amused or of finding something funny

a smile of amusement.

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