Commentary: AMUSEMENT[+state][+emotional][+delighted][+humor] [+event][-planned][+humorous]
NOTE: implies a spontaneous funny reaction to something
We could not hide our amusement at John's phony French accent.
The child's pranks ceased to be an amusement after a while.
Mary's amusement at her own appearance soon had everyone laughing.
He read his horoscope with amusement.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: implies a planned diversion or entertainment
Bob plays the piano just for his own amusement.
We took the children to an amusement park on Saturday.
The evening's amusements will include a roast of our former advisor.
Tell John these men are not here for his amusement. (to entertain him)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)