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 Some models of wireless earbuds include a dedicated charging station for a one-and-done charging process, and some include a carrying case that doubles as a portable power pack to extend their playtime far beyond a single charge. Popular Science, "Best wireless earbuds: Five things to consider," 30 Oct. 2020 This in turn has led to more dog walks and playtime. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Dog days of the pandemic create a thriving economy for man's best friend," 2 Sep. 2020 And babies whose mothers carried them into the water during potato washings started to swim during playtime, something their elders had never done. Maciek Pożoga, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Japan’s Wild Snow Monkeys Can Teach Us About Animal Culture," 5 Jan. 2021 Reactionary YouTubers, who did not have access to the game, dedicated long videos to dismantling her critiqueit, dissecting her playtime and playstyle. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "How Cyberpunk 2077 Sold a Promise—and Rigged the System," 15 Dec. 2020 Level 2: Players who met the playtime threshold but didn’t make a Pro Bowl. cleveland, "Baker Mayfield’s 5th-year option could be under $20M with new CBA rules and picking it up is almost a no-brainer: Browns Insider," 6 Dec. 2020 Its 400-day playtime, a cocktail of intense boredom and occasional triumph, has the effect of conjuring the surreal sense of time many of us have felt throughout 2020. Lewis Gordon, Wired, "The Longing Is a Video Game of Transcendent Slowness," 15 Dec. 2020 While the pandemic may have postponed playtime with friends, this arts-and-crafts mask decorating kit is a great way to add some creativity and color to the holiday season. Victoria Giardina, CNN Underscored, "22 personalized gifts from Etsy to add to your cart this year," 8 Dec. 2020 Chance the Rapper dropped by The Tonight Show on Monday (Nov. 16) for a chat, some playtime and a perform with G Herbo. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Chance the Rapper Admits His Dad Didn't Initially Approve of His Career Choice on 'Fallon': Watch," 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of playtime

1631, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2021

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“Playtime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of playtime

: a time to play and have fun

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