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Definition of "amusement" []

  • The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased. (noun)
  • Something that amuses, entertains, or pleases. (noun)
  • Something that amuses, such as a game or other pastime (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A mechanical device used for entertainment, as at a fair (noun)
  • The act of amusing or the state or quality of being amused (noun)

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Use "amusement" in a sentence
  • "a diary, because it is the fashion -- a reason why _I_ should not; some because it is _blue_, but I am not _blue_, only a _blue devil_; some for their amusement, -- _amusement_!! alas! alas! and some that they may remember, -- and I that I may forget, O! would it were possible."
  • "To my amusement is the rather strange attitude of Trek watchers vs DS9 & the Xindi storyline."
  • "What would we do without humorless, misanthropic, pseudo-intellectuals to scrutinize websites that exist solely for entertainment value and tell us whether or not our amusement is academically and historically justified?"