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English definition of “amusement”

amusement

noun
 
 
/əˈmjuːzmənt/
FEELING [U] B2 the feeling that you have when something makes you smile or laugh: I watched the performance with great amusement. To our amusement the tent collapsed on top of them.Pleasure and happiness
ENJOYABLE [C, U] B2 an enjoyable way of spending your time: I play the piano but just for my own amusement.Pastimes - general words
(Definition of amusement from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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