Definition of playfully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpleɪfəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪfəli//
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  1. 1in a way that is full of fun and wanting to play The puppy playfully pulled a bit of her dress.
  2. 2in a way that is made or done in fun; in a way that is not serious synonym light-heartedly Maria playfully punched him in the chest.