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English noun: playing

1. playing (act) the act of playing a musical instrument

Broader (hypernym)musical performance

Narrower (hyponym)bowing, piping, stopping, transposition

2. playing (act) the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

Broader (hypernym)action

Narrower (hyponym)bowling, catching, golfing, pitching

3. playing (act) the performance of a part or role in a drama

Synonymsacting, performing, playacting

Broader (hypernym)activity, performing arts

Narrower (hyponym)business, byplay, characterization, dumb show, enactment, hamming, heroics, impersonation, method, method acting, mime, overacting, pantomime, personation, personation, portrayal, reenactment, roleplaying, skit, stage business

Part meronymperformance

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