What does the word playful mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Playfulness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Playfully.

Usage examples for playful

  1. Norris rolled Robert in the grass in playful punishment. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  2. His free and playful point sports in picturesque disorder, producing the most surprising and enchanting effects, as if by accident; yet an examination will show that his motions are always regulated by a profound knowledge of the principles of light and shadow. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) by S. Spooner
  3. He did not even hear the half playful, half angry dispute between these two. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower