Definition of playful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpleɪfl//
    ; NAmE 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 light-hearted He gave her a playful punch on the arm.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: playful