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playernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpleɪ.ər/  us   //

player noun [C] (GAME)

A1 someone who takes part in a game or sport: Each player takes three cards. The team has many talented players. someone who is very involved in an activity or organization: She was a leading/key player in the reorganization of the health service.
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player noun [C] (ACTING)

old use an actor used in the names of some theatre companies: the Shakespeare Players

player noun [C] (SOUNDS/PICTURES)

A2 a person who plays a musical instrument: a recorder/piano playerA2 a machine for playing music, sound, or pictures: a CD/DVD player
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