Definition of 'playful'
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Much of the art he discusses is funny, playful and mischievous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His work, like the man himself, is serious and playful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The mood is more playful than portentous. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She is in a playful mood today. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But for now these Siberian tiger cubs are still at the playful kitten stage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The pair are perfectly in sync, their impeccably choreographed performances full of playful wit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But she was in a playful mood, too. The Sun (2011)So a bright and cute opening leads to something still playful, yet more murky and cruel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It needs to be playful - yet tender. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The man reaching for his wallet to pay for the first old fashioned is a gesture, a playful reference to an older landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Beautifully acted, sung and danced, this retains a playful yet sobering power. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'playful'
British English: playful /ˈpleɪfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
A playful gesture is friendly and cheerful.
...a playful kiss.
- American English: playful
- Arabic: لَعُوب
- Brazilian Portuguese: brincalhão
- Chinese: 好玩的
- Croatian: zaigran
- Czech: hravý
- Danish: munter
- Dutch: speels
- European Spanish: juguetón
- Finnish: leikkisä
- French: joueur aime jouer
- German: verspielt
- Greek: παιχνιδιάρικος
- Italian: scherzoso
- Japanese: 陽気な
- Korean: 재미있는
- Norwegian: leken
- Polish: figlarny
- European Portuguese: brincalhão
- Romanian: jucăuș
- Russian: шутливый
- Spanish: juguetón
- Swedish: lekfull
- Thai: ชอบเล่นสนุกสนาน
- Turkish: oyuncu oyunbaz
- Ukrainian: грайливий
- Vietnamese: hay vui đùa
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