Definition of 'amusement'
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A YOUNG man was fighting for life last night after he was attacked by a gang outside an amusement arcade. The Sun (2016)We had great amusement with those letters one morning. Emma (1815)But the amusement arcade proved a step too far. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Light entertainment is amusement without apology or ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The attempt to provide amusement is more important than the quality or validity of the amusement itself. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)The duchess burst out laughing and could not contain her amusement during the rest of his speech. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The only bright spot for leisure bosses was the changes to the tax regime for amusement machines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What followed was no cause for amusement. The Sun (2010)She told the tale with wry amusement. Positive Parent Power (1991)Better than recent summers with much more emphasis on beach weather than indoor amusement arcades. The Sun (2011)An amusement arcade whose slot machines have been emptied of their cash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is always a great source of amusement to show old photos or slides of past camps and house parties. Working with Teenagers (1994)She viewed them with wry amusement. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her bikini bottoms slipped down during a surf ride - much to the amusement of those watching. The Sun (2013)We poor creatures are born for man's pleasure and amusement. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's a classy pier with quirky amusement machines. The Sun (2014)Fun is defined in my dictionary as amusement, pleasure or merriment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It will have given great amusement in Australia. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Surely you could wear them into work one day - to provide amusement for all your colleagues? Times, Sunday Times (2016)What provided a point of timeless amusement for the rest of my family wasn't such a laughing matter for my uncle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'amusement'
British English: amusement NOUN
Amusement is the feeling that you have when you think that something is funny or amusing.
He stopped and watched with amusement to see the child so absorbed.
Definition of amusement from the Collins English Dictionary
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