amusement-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: unplanned humorous delight

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.

PropBank: amusement.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: planned entertainment, a diversion

Commentary: AMUSEMENT[+event][+planned][+entertainment]
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)

PropBank: amusement.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)


PropBank: NM