Definition of playful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    playful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpleɪfl//
     
     
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  1. 1full of fun; wanting to play a playful puppy
  2. 2(of a remark, an action, etc.) made or done in fun; not serious synonym lighthearted He gave her a playful punch on the arm.
NAmE//ˈpleɪfəli//
 
adverb
playfulness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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