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1. playing

noun. ['ˈpleɪɪŋ'] the act of playing a musical instrument.

Synonyms

  • bowing
  • transposition
  • musical performance
  • piping

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • play (English)
  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Playing

  • portraying
  • disobeying
  • prepaying
  • nonpaying
  • doomsaying
  • dismaying
  • crocheting
  • conveying
  • betraying
  • surveying
  • straying
  • spraying
  • repaying
  • purveying
  • delaying
  • decaying
  • buffeting
  • swaying
  • staying
  • slaying
  • preying
  • praying
  • obeying
  • greying
  • graying
  • fraying
  • allaying
  • weighing
  • saying
  • paying

Sentences with playing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Avoid walking on the lawn and keep pets and children from playing on it for three weeks.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If your home is especially dusty, you may need to dust the keys before every playing session.

Quotes about playing


1. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
- Josh Billings

2. I wouldn't wear turtlenecks. That I'm not envious of. But who knows? I might sneak out a few things and hope and pray that no one says, 'Hey, didn't you wear that when you were playing an enormous geek on TV?'
- Simon Helberg

3. I'm always nervous! Especially when it comes to a series like 'Disgaea', where you do have such a devoted fan base, the last thing you want to do is disappoint. But I love playing bad guys and just always hope that fans will be forgiving if I miss the mark.
- Troy Baker

2. long-playing

adjective. (used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records.

Synonyms

  • slow

Antonyms

  • sudden
  • hurried

3. card-playing

adjective. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance.

Synonyms

  • indulgent
  • dissipated
  • betting

Antonyms

  • unfair
  • unadventurous
  • abstemious
  • unpermissive

4. playing

noun. ['ˈpleɪɪŋ'] the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation.

Synonyms

  • golfing
  • action
  • pitching
  • catching

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • play (English)
  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. playing

noun. ['ˈpleɪɪŋ'] the performance of a part or role in a drama.

Synonyms

  • method acting
  • performing arts
  • activity
  • characterization
  • personation
  • overacting
  • stage business
  • dumb show
  • method
  • portrayal
  • playacting
  • mime
  • byplay
  • heroics
  • reenactment
  • pantomime
  • acting
  • hamming
  • impersonation
  • enactment
  • skit
  • business
  • performing
  • performance

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • passive
  • active
  • permanent

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • play (English)
  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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