Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a play (dramatic production) or some aspect of one.
  • adjective Resembling play (recreational behaviour) or some aspect of it.

Etymologies

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play +‎ -like

Examples

  • Nao, if Ai see somebodi drest az yu deskribe, Ai just playlike Ai nawt see her, lyke if she waz pikkin her noze.

    construktshen wirker - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • As most it seem to me an incomplete act - someone wrong fills out a registration form - that means nothing at all - it could be playlike - until and unless someone tries to vote with it -

    New Obama Ad: McCain Is Bad On Space -- And Bad For Florida

  • Yet at the same time, the bizarre configurations were more horrifying than a logical, playlike fantasy.

    Rhapsody In Time

  • Yet at the same time, the bizarre configurations were more horrifying than a logical, playlike fantasy.

    Rhapsody In Time

  • While outwardly participating in an activity within a social situation, an individual can allow his attention to turn from what he and everyone else considers the real or serious world, and give himself up for a time to a playlike world in which he alone participates.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • In the show's program - another playlike touch - an explanatory piece of writing, credited to "Stew/Heidi," bursts with all kinds of false dichotomies: "Plays close.

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