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Meaning of AMUSEMENT

Pronunciation:  u'myoozmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an activity that entertains
  2. [n]  a feeling of delight at being entertained

AMUSEMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: entertainment
 See Also: beguilement, delectation, delight, distraction, diversion, extravaganza, recreation, show



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*muse"ment\, n. [Cf. F. amusement.]
1. Deep thought; muse. [Obs.]

         Here I . . . fell into a strong and deep amusement,
         revolving in my mind, with great perplexity, the
         amazing change of our affairs.        --Fleetwood.

2. The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that
   which amuses; diversion.

         His favorite amusements were architecture and
         gardening.                            --Macaulay.

Syn: Diversion; entertainment; recreation; relaxation;
     pastime; sport.

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