playful

[ pley-fuh l ]
/ ˈpleɪ fəl /

adjective

full of play or fun; sportive; frolicsome.
pleasantly humorous or jesting: a playful remark.

Origin of playful

First recorded in 1200–50, playful is from the Middle English word pleiful. See play, -ful

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for playfully

playful

/ (ˈpleɪfʊl) /

adjective

full of high spirits and funa playful kitten
good-natured and humorousa playful remark

Derived Forms

playfully, adverbplayfulness, noun
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