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amusementnoun [C/U]

us   /əˈmjuz·mənt/
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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amusementnoun

uk   /əˈmjuːz.mənt/ us   /əˈmjuːz.mənt/
B2 [U] the feeling of being entertained or made to laugh: She looked at him with amusement. I looked on in amusement as they started to argue. Carl came last in the race, (much) to my amusement. I play the piano just for my own amusement (= to entertain myself, not other people).
B2 [C] an activity that you can take part in for entertainment: There was a range of fairground amusements, including rides, stalls, and competitions.

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