1. the act of playing a musical instrument (Freq. 11)
Derivationally related forms: ↑play
Hypernyms: ↑musical performance
Hyponyms: ↑bowing, ↑piping, ↑stopping, ↑transposition
2. the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑play
Hypernyms: ↑action
Hyponyms: ↑bowling, ↑catching, ↑golfing, ↑pitching
3. the performance of a part or role in a drama
Syn: ↑acting, ↑playacting, ↑performing
Derivationally related forms: ↑perform (for: ↑performing), ↑playact (for: ↑playacting), ↑play, ↑act (for: ↑acting)
Hypernyms: ↑activity, ↑performing arts
Part Holonyms: ↑performance

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