Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: amuse
IPA transcription: [əmj'uz]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: amuse, divert, disport
    Meaning: occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"
  • Synonyms: amuse
    Meaning: make (somebody) laugh; "The clown amused the children"
Usage examples
  • It won't do my wife any harm, and it'll amuse me.
  • "The beast takes care I shall not be at a loss how to amuse myself," said she.
  • The poor girl here all alone with nothing to amuse her, and me acting that way!
  • All he could do to amuse himself was to talk to his dog or play on his shepherd's pipe.
  • So Beauty, thinking it would amuse them to hear, told them, and their envy increased day by day.
  • That evening the doctor had no calls to make, so Zip was left to amuse himself as best he could.
  • "I suppose I ought to enjoy the joke of what's going on here," I wrote, "but somehow it doesn't amuse me.
  • At the breakfast-table the next morning there was a merry discussion as to what should be done first to amuse Dora.
  • I laughed against my will at her ill-tempered sallies; they were too funny not to amuse, in spite of their vitriol.
  • "I expect she thinks I'll amuse her some more!" he thought, savagely, as they galloped away through the quivering sunlight.