play·​time | \ˈplā-ˌtīm \

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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From road trips to kid-friendly festivals, backyard playtime to football games and more, the Gaineses have found plenty of time to bond as a group. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines' Kids 'Fight Over' Baby Crew for the Sweetest Reason," 27 Oct. 2018 Wash the dishes; tidy up after playtime; be extra creative and fun - habits from my own babysitting days, gleaned from a family expectation of strong work ethic., "Teens face a gender pay gap, too. Here's how to help them navigate it.," 13 June 2018 The pooches then encourage Chloe to move playtime outside by running in and out of the bedroom. Kelli Bender,, "Canine Caper! Hidden Camera Reveals Adorable Reason Toddler Is Able to Escape Baby-Proofed Room," 7 June 2018 The safe, nontoxic formula keeps kitty active, and the bubble wand provides interactive playtime for both of you. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Best pet gifts for your four-legged friends," 14 Nov. 2018 Bang & Olufsen says the battery should last for up to five hours of playtime. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Bang & Olufsen’s newest wireless neckbuds feature a ‘snap-on charger’ for listening and charging," 29 Aug. 2018 As August eclipse appears in Leo, asking you to re-evaluate your life and allow yourself more playtime this year. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your Horoscope For the Year Ahead," 29 Dec. 2016 As children continue to grow, park access and playtime also become a big issue. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids," 19 June 2018 An afternoon at the Skirball Cultural Center's Noah's Ark, which includes hundreds of life-size animal reproductions (many of them interactive), offers an opportunity to indulge in some old-fashioned playtime. Alice Short,, "School's out! 12 fun things for kids (and adults) to do this summer," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of playtime

1631, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of playtime

: a time to play and have fun

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