Playfulness - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪfəlnəs|
Brit.  |ˈpleɪfəlnəs|

noun

- a festive merry feeling (syn: gaiety)
- a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement(syn: fun)

her playfulness surprised me

- activities that are enjoyable or amusing (syn: fun, merriment)

Examples

She's an old dog, but she's still very playful.

He had a playful expression on his face.

You're certainly in a playful mood!

She gave him a light playful slap on the knee.

...a series of Rococo paintings in which the lovemaking of French aristocrats is depicted with erotic playfulness...

Her books are a mixture of playfulness and profundity.

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