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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Juggling these four powers was easy to do, as the game's special-ability meter didn't fully deplete during my playtime. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Control pre-E3 hands-on: The modern-day X-Men video game we’ve always wanted," 3 June 2019 Wealthier families can afford to have one parent stay home or can choose to pay for more childcare, which means more supervised playtime for kids. Laura Turner, Glamour, "The Big Problem With the New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids," 26 Apr. 2019 Between the beauty regimen and playtime with Chili, Waterhouse managed to snag a moment of peace before the chaos of the big night. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Why Suki Waterhouse Wore Richard Quinn to Her Big Movie Premiere," 3 May 2019 Your pup acts crazy when there's not enough playtime. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "9 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You, According to Experts," 25 Feb. 2019 Every child should have one hour of free playtime every day. Emily Perschbacher,, "Super aunts: Some are delaying motherhood, some are just wild about their nieces and nephews," 21 May 2018 Turning your Barbie playtime into a reality starts at around $15,550. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "You Can Basically Own a Pop-Up Barbie Camper IRL," 31 Oct. 2018 Surprise Ride's idea of bringing kids' playtime back to basics and back to being both fun and informative is inspiring, and major success for the brand would be, well, no surprise at all (pun intended). Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "Surprise Ride: Mary Poppins' Bottomless Bag of the 21st Century," 19 Feb. 2015 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

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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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