Meaning of “byplay” in the English Dictionary

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"byplay" in British English

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byplaynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbaɪ.pleɪ/ us /ˈbaɪ.pleɪ/

things that happen, especially in a play, at the same time as the main action but that are less important than it

(Definition of “byplay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)