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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Another option is to take your dog to a playtime center or dog park. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Sure Your Pets Have a Happy Holiday Too," 12 Nov. 2018 Use it to craft up something fa-la-la-la-fabulous, or gift it to a youngster for endless playtime fun. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines' New Dollhouse Will Be Target's Most Popular Christmas Gift This Year," 1 Nov. 2018 This one from Anker has 24 hours of continuous playtime, amazing sound, and a 66-foot Bluetooth range, making it the perfect speaker to bring to your next get-together. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now," 11 May 2018 Koenig suspects this is pretty typical for private playtime for Charlotte. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Here's Why Princess Charlotte Always Wears Dresses," 4 Aug. 2018 Intended for children ages 2-5, the event includes stories, songs and playtime. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do in the North Shore this week," 5 Jan. 2018 This set can be built into five different models, which means plenty of playtime. Adam Schubak, Good Housekeeping, "We Figured Out How You Can Buy All Your Christmas Gifts on a $500 Budget," 21 Nov. 2018 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

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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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