Part of speech:
A source of enjoyment or delight:
(Countable) A particular instance of playing a game; match.
An object of mockery, jest, or play:
An activity that provides such refreshment.
The definition of a piece is a part of a whole.
The definition of a musical is a play where the characters sing and dance.
Bow means to bend one's head or body in respect or recognition or to yield to someone's authority.
Affectedly dramatic gestures or behavior; histrionics.
The definition of an exhibition is a large public showing or display of art, products or athletic skills.
Device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
Working is defined as the process or action of completing a task.
To speak in fun; be facetious:
Caper means to skip in a playful manner.
(Intransitive) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as if with blows.
(Informal) To move with self-assuredness or indifference:
The definition of fun is something that brings pleasure, joy or playfulness.
To enter into, or be in, rivalry; contend; vie
To produce music
A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
Movement is defined as changing locations or positions, a group of people with a shared aim or a development or change that occurs.
Carouse is defined as drinking a lot or having a noisy and fun time while drinking alcohol.
(Idiomatic) To enjoy oneself.
To amuse oneself
To move in a playful, lively manner
To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.
To use the fingers in a certain way or sequence on a musical instrument
Pedal is to use your foot or leg power to power something, or to press on something that provides power.
To make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
To convey or transport (something) by means of pipes.
Full of gaiety or high spirits; playful; merry
The behavior or an act of a rogue
To amuse oneself
To leap about; prance or caper
To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
To caress or rub with the mouth or lips
To invest (money) repeatedly or persistently in something.
To touch or handle something in a nervous way:
To rub over the surface of with something rough or sharp
To produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.
(Slang) To eat or drink very quickly.
To excite the surface nerves of, as by touching or stroking lightly with the finger, a feather, etc., in a way that causes involuntary twitching, a pleasant tingling, laughter, etc.
To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts:
To move with a quick, light, wavering motion
(Now Rare) To represent in the form of a person; personify; embody
To represent, depict, or interpret in the manner indicated
The definition of participate is to take part in an activity.
To draw into; involve
(Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
To call to mind; remember:
Chance means to happen by luck or fortune.
Risk is defined as to expose someone or something to a dangerous situation.
To contend; struggle (with or against)
Fond of eating, drinking, and good company; sociable; jovial
The definition of frivolous is something that has little value or importance or is silly or trivial.
Of or like an imp; mischievous
Joking; humorous; full of fun
The definition of jovial is defined as someone who is happy and cheerful.
Of or pertaining to games of chance.
The definition of playful is a lively and fun person or thing, or something said or done in a joking way.
Done in fun or play, not in earnest
A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie:
Good-natured teasing, ridicule, or joking
The writing, acting, or theoretical principles of this kind of drama
A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action.
The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
The active use or application of something:
The definition of a farce is something that is intended to be seen as ridiculous, particularly a comedy based on an unlikely situation.
A stratagem in which one appears to decline an advantage.
A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
(Countable) A jocose utterance.
The ability to exercise the rights enumerated by a constitution or available or under natural law.
A skillful or cunning action undertaken to gain an end:
(Countable) A drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the grave digging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".
(Obs.) Something that amuses or entertains
The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise:
Scope is range of understanding, thought or action.
A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
A basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle.
The act of one who toys.
The act of one who twiddles.
Constant, continued, customary, or habitual employment, practice, or exercise, or an instance of this; custom; habit; practice; wont
To keep pleasantly or enjoyably occupied or interested; entertain
To strive in competition; vie
To play in water, as with the hands
To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
To enact is defined as to make into a law or to act out.
To execute is defined as to carry out, perform or put to death.
To flirt is defined as to behave in a way to be romantically appealing to someone or to dabble with an idea or with participating in something, but not commit.
To fall or drop in this way
(UK, regional) to do a forward roll
To offer in good faith; pledge:
(Baseball) To get (a specified result) while batting the ball
To manage or control artfully or by shrewd use of influence, often in an unfair or fraudulent way
To enter, place, or summarize in the margin of a page or sheet
To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently; impersonate.
To portray is to depict or describe something or someone in a certain way.
To occupy living quarters; have lodgings; lodge
To guide; conduct
To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
To provide with money; finance:
To play (a stringed musical instrument) by stroking or brushing the strings:
(Music) To play (a stringed instrument) idly or monotonously:
Toy means to play with or tease.
Trifle is defined as to treat someone without respect, or to waste time playing or doing silly and frivolous things.
(Intransitive) To play with anything; hence, to be busy about trifles.
To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
To fool is defined as to trick or lie to.
To play, fiddle, trifle, or tamper with something:
To spend (time) doing minor or unimportant activities:
To fuss or putter aimlessly or uselessly
To stake (money, etc.) in a bet
To put or set in order or readiness for use:
(Chiefly Brit., Informal) Used as a substitute verb after a modal auxiliary or a form of have in a perfect tense
To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
To have or show one's own understanding of the meaning of; construe
(Music) To perform an interpretation of (a musical piece, for example).
To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
(Intransitive) to be an inconvenience
To deal or deliver (a blow, for example).
To go to see or spend time with (someone); call on socially:
The capacity of being usable; relevance:
Exertion is defined as physical or mental effort, or to the use of force or influence.
(Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
The act, way, or extent of using or treating; treatment; use
The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
To touch a person or thing
To play the part of
To use in place of something else, with the same function.
To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
The act of putting into play
Ease of or space for movement
The act or practice of playing computer or video games
activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
A momentary shock or scare:
An earnest effort to win or attain something:
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
The definition of an unsteady light or reflection is an example of a shimmer.
(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
Meet is defined as to come face to face with, be there when someone or something arrives, or to be introduced.
To practice masturbation upon.
To lead or force into a specified state, situation, or location:
perform on a stage or theater
To pretend; make believe
Spiel is defined as to give a long-winded speech about why people should do something.
To mourn is to feel or show intensive grief or sadness, usually as a result of a loss.
To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground:
To pass in gloom, dullness, etc.
To bend or hang downward:
(Mathematics) The first or last term of a ratio or a series.
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