amusement Definition

  • 1the state or experience of finding something funny or entertaining
  • 2an activity that provides entertainment or enjoyment

Using amusement: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "amusement" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The children were in fits of amusement at the clown's antics.

  • Example

    The amusement park was packed with visitors on the weekend.

  • Example

    She found great amusement in watching the birds outside her window.

amusement Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for amusement

Phrases with amusement

  • for one's amusement

    done for one's own pleasure or entertainment


    He took up painting for his own amusement.

  • park and ride

    a system in which people park their cars outside a city center and take public transport to reach their destination, often used for visiting tourist attractions or amusement parks


    We decided to use the park and ride service to get to the amusement park.

  • to someone's amusement

    causing someone to find something funny or entertaining


    To her amusement, he tripped over his own feet while trying to impress her.

Origins of amusement

from Old French 'amusement', meaning 'entertainment'


Summary: amusement in Brief

'Amusement' [əˈmjuːzmənt] refers to the state or experience of finding something funny or entertaining, or an activity that provides entertainment or enjoyment. It can be used in phrases like 'for one's amusement,' indicating something done for one's own pleasure, or 'park and ride,' referring to a system of transport to reach tourist attractions or amusement parks. 'Amusement' is a formal term for 'fun.'