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Definition 1: the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation - [noun denoting act]

(playing is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of playing ) the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

(... is a kind of playing ) (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

(... is a kind of playing ) playing golf

"he goes south every winter for the golfing"

(... is a kind of playing ) (baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team

Definition 2: the act of playing a musical instrument - [noun denoting act]

(playing is a kind of ...) the act of performing music

(... is a kind of playing ) managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument

"the violinist's bowing was excellent"

(... is a kind of playing ) playing a pipe or the bagpipes

(... is a kind of playing ) the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch

"the violinist's stopping was excellent"

(... is a kind of playing ) (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

Definition 3: the performance of a part or role in a drama - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for playing in the sense of this definition

(playing is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(playing is a kind of ...) arts or skills that require public performance

(... is a kind of playing ) imitating the mannerisms of another person

(... is a kind of playing ) acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)

(... is a kind of playing ) performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time

"the reenactment of the battle of Princeton"

(... is a kind of playing ) ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct

"heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"

(... is a kind of playing ) poor acting by a ham actor

(... is a kind of playing ) a short theatrical episode

(... is a kind of playing ) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

(... is a kind of playing ) incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect

"his business with the cane was hilarious"

(... is a kind of playing ) a performance using gestures and body movements without words

(... is a kind of playing ) an 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

(... is part of playing) the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

"we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal" "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

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