[ loo-dik ]
/ ˈlu dɪk /
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playful in an aimless way: the ludic behavior of kittens.
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Origin of ludic
1935–40; <Latin lūd- (stem of lūdere to play) + -ic, perhaps via French ludique, learned formation from same components
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Example sentences from the Web for ludic
It is certainly (along with the sedentary chess) the foremost ludic—or play-themed—invention of mankind.
British Dictionary definitions for ludic
/ (ˈluːdɪk) /
Word Origin for ludic
C20: from French ludique, from Latin lūdus game
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