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English definition of “amusement”

amusement

noun [C/U]  /əˈmjuz·mənt/ us  
something that entertains you, or the state of being amused by something that entertains you: [U] For the children’s amusement, Elizabeth helped them put on a play.
something that amuses you by making you smile or laugh, or the state of being amused by something that makes you smile or laugh: [U] We watched the clown with great amusement.
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