HyperDic: playing

English > 3 senses of the word playing:
NOUNactplayingthe act of playing a musical instrument
actplayingthe action of taking part in a game / game / game or sport or other recreation
actplaying, acting, playacting, performingthe performance of a part or role in a drama
playing > pronunciation
Soundspley'ihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > playing: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of playing a musical instrument.
NarrowerbowingManaging the bow in playing a stringed instrument
pipingPlaying a pipe or the bagpipes
stoppingThe kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch
transposition(music) playing in a different key from the key intended
Broadermusical performanceThe act of performing music
Verbsplayreplay (as a melody)
playperform music on (a musical instrument)
playplay on an instrument
English > playing: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe action of taking part in a game / game / game or sport or other recreation.
NarrowerbowlingThe playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
catching(baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
golfingPlaying golf
pitching(baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Verbsplayengage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
playparticipate in games / games or sport
playcontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
playengage in recreational activities rather than work
playbe at play
English > playing: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe performance of a part or role in a drama.
Synonymsacting, playacting, performing
Part ofperformanceThe act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
Narrowerbusiness, stage business, byplayIncidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
hamming, overactingpoor acting by a ham actor
heroicsostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct
impersonation, personationimitating the mannerisms of another person
method acting, methodAn acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
mime, pantomime, dumb showA performance using gestures and body movements without words
portrayal, characterization, enactment, personationActing the part of a character on stage
reenactmentPerforming a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time
roleplayingActing a particular role (as in psychotherapy)
skitA short theatrical episode
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
performing artsarts or skills that require public performance
Spanishactuación, dramatización, interpretación, juego, representación
Catalanactuació, interpretació, representació
Verbsplayplay a role or part
playperform on a stage or theater

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