play·​let | \ ˈplā-lət How to pronounce playlet (audio) \

Definition of playlet

: a short play

Examples of playlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Performed on Zoom, with an important supporting performance by WhatsApp, the playlet also involves the relationship between the course’s instructors, portrayed by Da’Von Moody, a D.C. actor, and Cormac Elliott, an actor based in London. Washington Post, "A play is birthed online, and I was in the delivery room," 1 Oct. 2020 Each of these distinctive playlets acknowledges this in both its mode of presentation, in which the illusion of intimacy is achieved through a cold screen, and its content. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "In ‘Viral Monologues,’ Theater Mutates Into Online Deliverance," 20 Mar. 2020 Maryann, a lawyer from Westchester County, volunteered to write our playlet. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "At a Murder Mystery Weekend, Whodunit? Everyone," 23 Mar. 2020 The playlets are reminiscent of those empty-calorie short stories from The New Yorker. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "Review: ‘Good Muslim’ Highlights a Mixed Bag of One-Acts," 19 June 2017 For the rest of the country, the only way to watch was from afar: on TV — there was no end of channels carrying it live — on a smartphone or computer screen, or unfolding as a playlet, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter. Mark Z. Barabak,, "Stoli, FBI sandwiches and Twitter: Comey testimony on Trump and Russia turns America into one big watch party," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of playlet

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playlet was in 1884

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“Playlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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