play·​time ˈplā-ˌtīm How to pronounce playtime (audio)
: 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 The iPhone 15 Pro Max also has Apple’s largest iPhone battery, ensuring longer playtimes on the go. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2023 The small-size toys, like the Disney line, are just perfect and provide hours of playtime at home or while traveling. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 At 8 years of age, playtime can still be incredibly educational. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 29 Oct. 2023 This portable speaker is designed in the likeness of the baby Yoda, complete with bluetooth compatibility and four hours of playtime on a single charge. Anna Tingley, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 The feline duo is now mat-free, enjoying more playtime and access to exercise, and following a dietary plan. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2023 This box comes with 790 bricks for the ultimate imaginative playtime. WIRED, 21 Oct. 2023 After the testing period, there was some grime from outdoor playtime, but the collar really didn’t show much wear or tear, and our tester cleaned it with soap and water, hanging it to dry. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 Battery life is strong, at up to 11 hours of playtime on a single charge. Tim Chan, Variety, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playtime was in 1631

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Cite this Entry

“Playtime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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