Meaning of “playful” in the English Dictionary

"playful" in British English

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playfuladjective

uk /ˈpleɪ.fəl/ us /ˈpleɪ.fəl/
playfully
adverb uk /ˈpleɪ.fəl.i/ us /ˈpleɪ.fəl.i/
playfulness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈpleɪ.fəl.nəs/ us /ˈpleɪ.fəl.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 play rather than intended seriously, or wanting to have a good time and not feeling serious:

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)