adjective. ['ˈpleɪfəl'] full of fun and high spirits.
- pleiful (Middle English (1100-1500))
Words that Rhyme with Playful
Example sentences of the word playful
Put your arm around her and stroke her arm, or give her a playful pat.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Patterned floor tile adds a playful and colorful touch to this otherwise all-white bathroom.
Quotes containing the word playful
1. One question about a joke is, how well is the strangeness of the situation resolved? At 'The New Yorker', we retain a lot of incongruity, tapping the playful part of the mind - Monty Python-type stuff. We also try to use humor as a vehicle for communicating ideas. Not editorial comment, but observation.
- Robert Mankoff
2. American art in general... takes to surreal exaggerations and metaphors; but its Puritan work ethic has little use for the playful self-indulgence behind Parisian Surrealism.
- John Updike
3. I have a very dark sense of humor. I swear. I have a very playful relationship with Jesus.
- Anne Lamott