Meaning of “enjoyment” in the English Dictionary

"enjoyment" in British English

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enjoymentnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪnˈdʒɔɪ.mənt/ us /ɪnˈdʒɔɪ.mənt/

B2 the feeling of enjoying something:

Knowing the ending already didn't spoil my enjoyment of the movie.

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  • We don't travel on bank holiday weekends - there's no enjoyment in that.
  • He came to the pantomime just for the enjoyment of seeing the children's faces.
  • I'd like to see her playing her instrument for her own enjoyment, not as a chore.
  • It's sad if he never gets any enjoyment out of his job any more.
  • The dancers express enormous enjoyment in their performance, which is great to watch.

(Definition of “enjoyment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"enjoyment" in American English

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enjoymentnoun [ U ]

us /ɪnˈdʒɔɪ·mənt/

enjoyment noun [ U ] (PLEASURE)

a feeling of happiness or pleasure :

He gets a lot of enjoyment from listening to music.

enjoyment noun [ U ] (BENEFIT)

benefit; use:

Public parks are for the enjoyment of all the people.

(Definition of “enjoyment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)