how to pronounce playful


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playful is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of playful in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you're more in a playful mindset let's …”

meanings of playful


  1. Experimental.
  2. Liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.
  3. Funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.
  4. Fun, recreational, not serious.

playful frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word playful occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics playful can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that playful can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to playful


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