[ lahrp ]
/ lɑrp /
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live action role-playing: a fantasy role-playing game in which participants dress in costume, use props, and act out roles.
verb (used without object) LARPed, LARP·ing.
to participate in a live action role-playing game.
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Origin of LARP
First recorded in 1990–95
OTHER WORDS FROM LARPLARP·er, larp·er, noun
Words nearby LARP
larney, La Rochefoucauld, La Rochelle, LaRouche, Larousse, LARP, larrigan, larrikin, Larrocha, larrup, larruping
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How to use LARP in a sentence
Looking at the roots of larp makes the hobby easier to take seriously and divorces the desire from childishness.
If the spiritual heritage of larp is ancient, its gaming roots are unapologetically modern.
Their numbers prove that larp taps into an essential desire of human nature: the desire to experience stories firsthand.
The federal government has already funded larp in the form of military simulations performed in fake towns with fake bullets.
In the U.S., hopes that larp may one day find federal funding are rising.
British Dictionary definitions for LARP
/ (lɑːp) /
a type of role-playing game in which each participant assumes a particular character and acts out various scenarios at events which last for a predetermined time
(intr) to participate in such an event
Derived forms of LARPLARPer, nounLARPing, noun
Word Origin for LARP
C20: from l (ive) a (ction) r (ole-) p (laying)
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