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Meaning of PLAYING

Pronunciation:  pl'eying

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
  2. [n]  the act of playing a musical instrument
  3. [n]  the performance of a part or role in a drama
  4. [adj]  occupied in play or playful activities; "heard the laughter of playing children"

PLAYING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: acting, performing, playacting, playful
 See Also: action, activity, bowing, bowling, business, byplay, catching, characterization, dumb show, enactment, golfing, hamming, heroics, impersonation, mime, musical performance, overacting, pantomime, performance, personation, piping, pitching, portrayal, roleplaying, skit, stage business, stopping, transposition



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & vb. n. of {Play}.

{Playing cards}. See under {Card}.

Thesaurus Terms
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