From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishamusementa‧muse‧ment /əˈmjuːzmənt/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1[uncountable]FUNNY the feeling you have when you think something is funnywith/in amusement 🔊 Her eyes sparkled with amusement. 🔊 She looked at him in amusement. 🔊 Steve couldn’t hide his amusement.to somebody’s amusement (=in a way that makes someone laugh or smile) 🔊 They were dancing and singing in the car, much to the amusement of passers-by. 🔊 The cats are a constant source of amusement to us.2 →amusements3[uncountable]ENJOY/LIKE DOING something the process of getting or providing pleasure and enjoyment 🔊 What do you do for amusement in this town?COLLOCATIONSadjectivesgreat amusementIt caused great amusement when he told us what had happened.mild/faint amusementDaniel looked at her with mild amusement.genuine/real amusementHe laughed out loud with genuine amusement.verbscause somebody amusementThe memory seemed to cause him great amusement.show your amusementJames looked down to avoid showing his amusement.hide/conceal your amusementThere’s no need to hide your amusement. I’m well aware of it.provide amusementThe park provides plenty of amusement for the children.phrasesmuch to somebody’s amusementHe got up and sang 'Yellow Submarine', much to everyone’s amusement.a source of amusementGeoff seemed to find life a source of constant amusement.a gleam/glimmer/flicker of amusement (=a small amount in someone's eyes or on someone’s face)He examined her face with a wry gleam of amusement.a hint/trace of amusement (=a small amount in someone's eyes or voice)Was there a hint of amusement in her voice?