Amusement and Play


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Amusement noun – The act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public.
Play is a synonym for amusement in game topic. In some cases you can use "Play" instead a noun "Amusement", when it comes to topics like sport, leisure, entertainment, playfulness.
Nearby Words: amusing, amuse, amused
Synonyms for Amusement


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Play noun – Activity engaged in to amuse oneself.
Usage example: it's such a delight to watch the children in their play

Amusement is a synonym for play in sport topic. You can use "Amusement" instead a noun "Play", if it concerns topics such as leisure, game, playfulness, recreation.
Nearby Words: played, playful, player, playfulness, playing
Synonyms for Play

How words are described

normal normal amusement normal play
standard standard amusement standard play
fair fair amusement fair play
obvious obvious amusement obvious play
Other adjectives: great, dark, general, different, said.

Both words in one sentence

  • Down to the Last Play In Escape from L.A., Cuervo Jones forces Snake Plissken to play a deadly game of solitaire basketball for the amusement of him and the crowd.
  • Death Seeker He never recovered from an incident where he was forced to play a game of Russian Roulette for the amusement of his Viet Cong capturers.
    Source: Death Seeker
  • Noticing The Fourth Wall This Let's Play video explains that the whole point of the game was for the amusement of the audience, and it is pointed out that the system and the player are being watched.
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