play·​time | \ ˈplā-ˌtīm How to pronounce playtime (audio) \

Definition of playtime

: a time for play or diversion

Examples of playtime in a Sentence

She has a little playtime in the morning before she goes to school. This isn't playtime; get to work! The children have playtime after lunch.
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Recent Examples on the Web The Little Rock branch opened June 6 and offers free classes, events and playtime for any child in Arkansas. Clara Turnage, Arkansas Online, "Little Rock center allows all kids to play, learn," 24 Nov. 2019 Now a new generation of toy stores hopes to capitalize on the demise of the old Toys R Us by emphasizing playtime. Washington Post, "Toy stores hope playtime inside their shops leads to sales," 20 Dec. 2019 This squishy, fetchable toy has a big squeaker securely embedded inside to perk up playtime. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "25 gifts for pets and the people who love them," 4 Dec. 2019 There’s often the stereotype of moms getting together for coffee or wine—both vices in their own right—while the kids have playtime. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Cannabis Dos and Don’ts: A Conversation with Etiquette Expert Lizzie Post," 22 Sep. 2019 These true wireless earbuds come with a battery life of 100 hours via the included charging case, as well as eight hours of continuous playtime, advanced Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and a weatherproof exterior. NBC News, "Save 70 percent on these active noise cancellation wireless earbuds," 13 Dec. 2019 Duff made sure to include a wide range of photos in the slideshow, from Banks’ birth to her playtime, bath time and bedtime. Georgia Slater,, "Hilary Duff Shares Sweet Never-Before-Seen Photos in Honor of Daughter Banks' First Birthday," 25 Oct. 2019 Children were free to create playtime scenarios that were as creative and limitless as their own minds could be. David Kindy, Smithsonian, "How Playmobil Went From a Simple, Smiling Figure to a Worldwide Sensation," 3 Dec. 2019 Over 200 volunteers recently made it out on a cool, crisp Saturday morning to build some playtime space for students at one of Pasadena ISD’s oldest elementary schools. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "See how volunteers built a playground in hours for a Pasadena ISD school," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of playtime

1631, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playtime was in 1631

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16 Jan 2020

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“Playtime.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of playtime

: a time to play and have fun

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