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English definition of “playful”

playful

adjective uk   /ˈpleɪ.fəl/ us  
funny and not serious: a playful exchange of insults He was in a playful mood.Humour and humorousEnergetic and lively
playfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
playfulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of playful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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