In a playful manner.

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  • playfully — adv. Playfully is used with these verbs: ↑grin, ↑growl, ↑joke, ↑mock, ↑nudge, ↑pinch, ↑pout, ↑punch, ↑push, ↑retort, ↑shove, ↑slap, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • playfully — playful ► ADJECTIVE 1) fond of games and amusement. 2) intended for amusement; light hearted. DERIVATIVES playfully adverb playfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • playfully — adverb in a playful manner she loosened the half hoop of diamonds on her left hand third finger and held it out to him playfully • Derived from adjective: ↑playful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Playfully — Playful Play ful, a. Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer. {Play ful*ly}, adv. {Play ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • playfully — adverb see playful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • playfully — See playful. * * * …   Universalium

  • playfully — pleɪflɪ adv. joyfully, cheerfully; mischievously; humorously, with laughter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • playfully — play·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • playfully — See: playful …   English dictionary

  • playful — playfully, adv. playfulness, n. /play feuhl/, adj. 1. full of play or fun; sportive; frolicsome. 2. pleasantly humorous or jesting: a playful remark. [1200 50; ME pleiful. See PLAY, FUL] * * * …   Universalium

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