the feeling that you have when sth is funny or amusing, or it entertains you
She could not hide her amusement at the way he was dancing.
To my amusement he couldn't get the door open.
Her eyes twinkled with amusement .
a game, an activity, etc. that provides entertainment and pleasure
traditional seaside amusements including boats, go-karts and a funfair
These are all words for things or activities used to entertain people when they are not working.
films, television, music, etc. used to entertain people
There are three bars, with live entertainment seven nights a week.
( rather informal ) behaviour or activities that are not serious but come from a sense of enjoyment
It wasn't serious─it was all done in fun .
We didn't mean to hurt him. It was just a bit of fun .
The lottery provides harmless fun for millions.
( rather formal ) things people do for enjoyment when they are not working
His only form of recreation is playing football.
( rather formal ) things people do to rest and enjoy themselves when they are not working; the ability to relax
I go hill-walking for relaxation.
recreation or relaxation?
Both these words can be used for a wide range of activities, physical and mental, but relaxation is sometimes used for gentler activities than recreation .
I play the flute in a wind band for recreation.
I listen to music for relaxation.
things that people, especially children, do for enjoyment rather than as work
the happy sounds of children at play
the activity of enjoying yourself, especially in contrast to working
Are you in Paris on business or pleasure ?
the fact of being entertained by sth
What do you do for amusement round here?