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
        • Today, Mr Worthington, an engineer, said: 'Sending three officers over simply to give a warning about kids playing football in the street is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
        • Someday our grandchildren will look up at us and say, "Where were you, Grandma, and what were you doing when you first realized that President Reagan was, er, not playing with a full deck?"
        • Part V: Playing a Strong Defense and Keeping Score: You just can't let your opponents walk all over you!
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Playing a radio in the office did not go over well with his coworkers.
        • Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
        • 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
        • Some avant-garde composers request that performers detune their instruments before 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.
        • After changing the settings, unpause the game to keep 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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          5. en playing ball
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