Definition of enjoyment in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈjoimənt/
Pronunciation: /enˈjoimənt/


1The state or process of taking pleasure in something: the enjoyment of a good wine
More example sentences
  • He puts restaurant's success down to good food, polite efficient service, and the process of pleasure and enjoyment.
  • The dedication, hard work and enjoyment combined to give pleasure to the cast, production team and helpers, and to the audiences who supported them.
  • It was also the most expensive player, which ensured quality and hours of pleasurable listening enjoyment.
1.1A thing that gives pleasure: one of his particular enjoyments was campfire singing
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  • From the triathlon and local hikes for the seriously sporty to pub-crawls and hog roasts for those who prefer gentler enjoyments, the carnival programme has something for everyone.
  • It adds the interests and views and enjoyments of another person.
  • The next month starts on July 18 and, until then, I'm afraid I'll have to take a break here and in all my other online enjoyments.
2The action of possessing and benefiting from something.
Example sentences
  • Any tenant has a contractual right to quiet possession and enjoyment of the letting.
  • I've thought about who could get use or enjoyment out of my possessions and have written down who should receive them.
  • In this context, sharing is predicated upon the idea of individuals having common possession, enjoyment or use of goods.

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Syllabification: en·joy·ment

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