1 feeling of wanting to laugh
ADJ. great, much | faint, mild | quiet | ironic, sardonic, wry | genuine, real
QUANT. gleam, glimmer | hint, note, trace There was a note of amusement in her voice.
VERB + AMUSEMENT afford sb, cause, provide I am happy to have afforded you amusement. | derive, find, get He seemed to be deriving amusement from her discomfort. | show | conceal, hide
AMUSEMENT + VERB show A glimmer of amusement showed in her eyes.
PREP. for (sb's) ~ What do you do for amusement round here? The play was written for the amusement of the other students. | in ~ Her wide mouth twitched in amusement. | to sb's ~ Much to their amusement, I couldn't get the door open. | with ~ She chuckled with amusement.
PHRASES a source of amusement His son was a constant source of amusement to him.
2 sth that makes time pass pleasantly
ADJ. popular She disapproved of popular amusements such as fairs.
AMUSEMENT + NOUN arcade, park | machine