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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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