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antic, caper, joke, prank, put-on, trick

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement


immersing the body in water or sunshine

celebration, festivity

any joyous diversion

dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore

taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

amusement, entertainment

an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

escapade, lark

any carefree episode

escape, escapism

an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy

the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

fun, merriment, playfulness

activities that are enjoyable or amusing

gambling, gaming, play

the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)


an amusement or pastime

jest, jocularity, joke

activity characterized by good humor

night life, nightlife

the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)

interest, pastime, pursuit

a diversion that occupies one’s time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

child’s play, play

activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp

gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

athletics, sport

an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition


a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes

funambulism, tightrope walking

walking on a tightrope or slack rope

rock climbing

the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)


play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults


children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician’s office


play in which children pretend to put out a fire

avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity

an auxiliary activity

contact sport

a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players

field sport, outdoor sport

a sport that is played outdoors

gymnastic exercise, gymnastics

a sport that involves exercises intended

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