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Definition of "playful" []

  • Full of fun and high spirits; frolicsome or sportive: a playful kitten. (adjective)
  • Humorous; jesting: "He meant to be conversationally playful but his voice had no tone” ( Saul Bellow). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "playful" in a sentence
  • "It was hardly a match of love, but at first there were signs of a certain playful, affectionate behaviour between them."
  • "Isuppose you can take pleasant macro shots which decon­tex­tu­alize common­place objects in playful and star­tling ways without even leaving the house."
  • "SIXIXIS is a group of English designers exploring the creative possibilities of bent wood in playful products ranging from chairs to coat-hangers."