playtime

noun
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Cool kids can swap out the detachable headphone covers to customize the look of their gear, and wearers will get 45 hours of playtime when the device is fully charged. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2022 Gaming companies are now only allowed to offer minors a single hour of playtime, from 8 P.M. to 9 P.M., on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Chang Che, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 The earbuds have a maximum playtime of 24 hours and for picking up the gamer’s voice clearly thanks to six beamforming microphones. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Though if the game already has a system in place to track metrics like playtime and in-game XP—and thus determine eligibility—what is the point of adding an NFT to the whole thing? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 29 Jan. 2022 So, few frills, and may seem like school more than playtime. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 27 Jan. 2022 On Friday, Brittany Matthews celebrated her daughter turning 11 months old, sharing some adorable snaps to her Instagram Stories of her matching with her little one and Sterling enjoying playtime with her dad Patrick Mahomes. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 21 Jan. 2022 For now, though, much of Stormy’s day involves playtime, said Burns. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Jan. 2022 Though, aside from their appearance, their DNA, and their love for sibling playtime, the two dogs couldn't be more different, according to their owner. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of playtime

1631, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2022

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“Playtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/playtime. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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