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General words for entertainment and fun

amusement

noun

an activity that is provided for entertainment

crack

noun

another spelling of craic

craic

noun

a pleasant conversation or enjoyable time

devilment

noun

behaviour that is intended to cause trouble but is usually done for fun

distraction

noun

an activity that you can do for fun or entertainment

diversion

noun

an activity that you do for fun

entertainment

noun

performances that people enjoy

fling

noun

a short time during which you have a lot of fun, especially before you start doing something more serious

frolic

noun

a happy lively game or activity

fun

noun

enjoyment, especially from an activity that is not important or serious

fun

noun

an enjoyable activity

gaieties

noun

events or activities that are fun

giggle

noun

something that you do for fun because you think it is funny

high jinks

noun

the behaviour of people who are excited and having fun

horseplay

noun

the rough lively play of children

lark

noun

something that you do for fun or excitement

merry-making

noun

noisy fun and enjoyment

mischief

noun

behaviour or play, especially of children, that causes trouble but not serious harm to other people

play

noun

activities that are done because they are enjoyable and fun, especially by children

play

noun

the activity of playing for a period of time

pleasure

noun

the activity of relaxing and enjoying yourself rather than working

quality of life

noun

the enjoyment of life at a basic level, which includes being happy and healthy, rather than having lots of money

quality time

noun

time that you spend with someone, usually your partner or child, doing enjoyable things together so that your relationship remains strong

riot

noun

an event or activity in which a lot of people have fun in a noisy way

romp

noun

an occasion on which children or animals play or move around in a lively and often noisy way

rough-and-tumble

noun

rough behaviour when playing

savor

the American spelling of savour

savour

noun

enjoyment and excitement

sport

noun

jokes, or things that you do for fun

wheeze

noun

an entertaining idea, plan, or joke

a (good) laugh

an activity, experience, or situation that is fun

a (real) hoot

something that is fun or funny

for the hell of it

just for fun, and not for any serious reason

fun and games

enjoyable activities

when/while the cat’s away (the mice will play)

used for saying that people will do what they want and have fun if someone in authority is not there

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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