Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAYFULLY

"Your right hand is not yours to give," said Hetty, playfully.

(advancing to him playfully) A silver penny for your thoughts, uncle.

She moved toward him a few steps, playfully, and then halted.

He rose, and coming over to his wife, playfully pinched her cheek.

She became as rosy as the flowers she carried and tapped him playfully with them.

She had suggested, playfully, that she should join her pen to his—that they should collaborate.

If Calcraft had been near enough she would have tapped him playfully on the arm.

"We don't want them to come along and run over us," she added, playfully.

But Edith playfully evaded her, and clasped them in her hands behind her.

"You are thinking of your dinner, son," his mother put in playfully.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from play (v.) + -ful. Related: Playfully; playfulness.

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