adjective \ˈplā-fəl\

: happy and full of energy : eager to play

: showing that you are having fun and not being serious

Full Definition of PLAYFUL

:  full of play :  frolicsome, sportive <a playful kitten>
play·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
play·ful·ness noun

Examples of PLAYFUL

  1. She's an old dog, but she's still very playful.
  2. He had a playful expression on his face.
  3. a playful tone of voice
  4. You're certainly in a playful mood!
  5. She gave him a light playful slap on the knee.

First Known Use of PLAYFUL

13th century


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