playing meaning

  • NounPLplayingsSUF-ing
    1. (gerund of play) An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played.
      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.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of play.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Part V: Playing a Strong Defense and Keeping Score: You just can't let your opponents walk all over you!
        • "We're playing scared; we're playing soft; we're getting outexecuted and outhustled," Goodman said.
        • Our retail sales floor is the levelest playing field I’ve yet seen.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
        • Playing a radio in the office did not go over well with his coworkers.
        • Playing the sintir (a long-necked, resonant lute), Mr. Hakmoun leads spellbinding trance ceremonies, and with castanets around his ankles, performs acrobatic dances.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • After changing the settings, unpause the game to keep playing.
        • It had a slight rasp, soft subtones in the low notes and even control through the registers; he scattered stylized shakes of vibrato all through his playing.
        • Some avant-garde composers request that performers detune their instruments before playing.

    Meaning of playing for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "playing" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ing
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 1
          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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          2. en playingly
          3. en playing on
          4. en playing God
          5. en playing ball