What does amusement mean?

Definitions for amusement
əˈmyuz məntamuse·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amusement.

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

Wiktionary

  1. amusement(Noun)

    Entertainment

  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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce amusement?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say amusement in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amusement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amusement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of amusement in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Pope:

    Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.

  2. James Goldsmith:

    Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

  3. George MacDonald:

    You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.

  4. Chris Swallow:

    We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.

  5. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

Images & Illustrations of amusement

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