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English definition of “play”

play

verb [I/T] (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES)   /pleɪ/
to perform music on an instrument, or to cause something that produces sound or a picture to operate: [I/T] She plays (the piano) beautifully. [T] I was just playing my stereo. I learned how toplay the guitar by ear (= by listening rather than by reading music).
(Definition of play verb (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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