Playful Play"ful, a. Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer. -- {Play"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Play"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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