Adjective "playful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Fond of games and amusement; light-hearted.
  1. 'The playful yet mischievous puppies are now six weeks old and each has started developing a unique personality.'
  2. 'Again, her eyes held a playful, puckish gleam that I couldn't help but not ignore.'
  3. 'The conversation with your spouse turns very lighthearted and playful as you discuss the events of the day.'
  4. 'His eyes were twinkling with mischief and a playful smile hovered on his lips.'
  5. 'As an interlocutor she can be mischievous, playful and wildly funny.'
  6. 'The devilish playful look in his eye was replaced with a look of anger and rage.'
  7. 'I can be playful, mischievous, or silly depending on how you look at things.'
  8. 'The two began rolling around the on the floor, giggles and laughter escaping their lips as the playful game continued.'
  9. 'Of course, these youngsters are also playful, naughty and mischievous as well.'
  10. 'We continued talking and they continued their playful games both under his feet and in and around the room.'
  11. 'he gave me a playful punch on the arm'
  12. 'However the whole album is rather playful and inoffensive.'
  13. 'It is best to be light and playful rather than heavy and serious in order to achieve your goals.'
  14. 'However, introduction of songs which are rather playful in nature is quite new to the Gondi culture.'
  15. 'Love for others through playful conflict is the very basis of what I have been trying to achieve over the past 30 years.'
  16. 'Witness the playful word games indulged in by all members of the family, even in the midst of terrible rage and the destruction of their lives.'
  17. 'You can climb the highest peak with a light and playful approach rather than a heavy and serious one.'
  18. 'Maddi gave him a playful punch and got up to go find some food.'
  19. 'She gave him a playful punch to the shoulder and ran into her tent.'
  20. 'She gave him a playful punch on the arm, while smiling.'
  21. 'They still held mirth and amusement, as if this was about to be a playful exhibition rather than a fight to the death.'
  22. 'It's a dance piece undertaking a playful examination of interpersonal dynamics.'
  23. 'Each breathes life into the poems with playful and vibrant paintings that capture the mood and lyricism of the poetry.'
  24. 'In the past fifteen years, her work has taken a distinct turn towards playful irony and exuberant narration.'
  25. 'His style is a playful exploitation of the human body and human movement inextricably linked to music.'
  26. 'The spirit the moment captured is lighthearted and playful, and I'm smiling.'
  27. 'On the other hand, Jaki is clearly present in the rhythms which are straightforward but tricksy, deliberate but playful.'
  28. 'The playful Scherzo, the third movement, is like a rhythmic game of tag dancing between piano and flute.'
  29. 'As we sit on our grandmother's knee we are presented with a range of playful and deceptive games.'
  30. 'The logo has a light titanium outside and a dynamic, playful, vibrant inside, animating through the whole spectrum of colour.'
  31. 'Completely useless, then, these objects are meant to be playful and to generate pleasure.'


1. full of play or fun; sportive; frolicsome.

2. pleasantly humorous or jesting: a playful remark.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be playful in senses."

"eyeliners can be playful in situations."

"children can be playful with people."

"people can be playful."

"moods can be playful."

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