amusement

[ɐmjˈuːsmənt], [ɐmjˈuːsmənt], [ɐ_m_j_ˈuː_s_m_ə_n_t]

Definitions of amusement:

  1.   That which amuses: pastime. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   That which amuses; entertainment. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   AMUSINGLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   That which diverts; that which entertains pleasantly. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   That which amuses; state of being amused or agreeably entertained. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   That which entertains. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for amusement:

  1. Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement – George Bancroft
  2. We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement – Gilbert Hernandez
  3. I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world. – Otis Rush
  4. Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo -Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject. – Dorothy L. Sayers
  5. A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat. – Logan P. Smith

Usage examples for amusement:

  1. “ " Even if she did, Maraquito's salon would hardly be the place she would choose for her amusement – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  2. Without the lesson the amusement will not be there. ” – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  3. She should not go alone with other young men to places of amusement or entertainment. ” – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  4. Of course, I didn't go for amusement – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  5. “ I smiled, but more in sadness than amusement – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. After hours of self- amusement he would lie down as if life were useless, and wait until something or somebody came along to amuse him. ” – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  7. Hope Wayne's look of anxious surprise melted into an expression of intense amusement – Trumps by George William Curtis
  8. “ " Amusement said Trix slowly. ” – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  9. She waved her hand and ran off, leaving Walden in a mood between perplexity and amusement – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. “ Winnington's voice shewed amusement – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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