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

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement




bathing

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)




game

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




agon

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)




house

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




doctor

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




fireman

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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