playing

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English playing; equivalent to play +‎ -ing.

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Noun[edit]

playing (plural playings)

  1. (gerund of play) An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played.
    • 2009, January 19, “Edward Wyatt”, in ‘Big Love’ Gets a Big Tie to Real World[1]:
      [] the Nielsen figures show that average viewership across all playings fell by only 40 percent and that total viewership of the entire season’s episodes fell by only 20 percent.

Verb[edit]

playing

  1. present participle of play

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From pleyen +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈplɛi̯inɡ/, /ˈplɛi̯ənɡ/, /plɛi̯nɡ/

Noun[edit]

playing (plural playinges)

  1. playing, having fun, entertainment, revelry.
  2. The playing of a game or sport; ludic entertainment.
  3. The participation or running of a play or performance.
  4. (rare) The duration something is boiling for.
  5. (rare) comedy, humour.

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Adverb[edit]

playing

  1. (rare) jestfully

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