playful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"playful" in British English

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playfuladjective

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

"playful" in American English

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playfuladjective

 us   /ˈpleɪ·fəl/
done as a ​form of ​playrather than ​intended seriously, or ​wanting to have a good ​time and not ​feelingserious: She gave him a playful ​push. My ​mother was in a playful ​mood that ​day.
(Definition of playful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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