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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpleɪ.ɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪɪŋ

NounEdit

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.

VerbEdit

playing

  1. present participle of play

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pleyen +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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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AdverbEdit

playing

  1. (rare) jestfully

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