One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality of being light-hearted or full of fun.‘images of childlike innocence and playfulness’‘her work displays a playfulness and sense of humour’
- ‘At first glance, the cabin recalls a child's clubhouse, or an actualized cartoon dwelling that mixes playfulness with a foreboding creepiness.’
- ‘Such playfulness, of course, belies more serious meanings.’
- ‘Impressively, this analytical procedure does nothing to diminish the vitality and playfulness evidenced by the singing colors of his paintings.’
- ‘A tornado of energy, she pushes a vision that varies from minimalist, quasi-architectural purity to funky playfulness.’
- ‘They signal a new sense of abandon in her sculpture, a playfulness distilled less from nature than from experience.’
- ‘Forget about the semiotics of the workforce—these juveniles are walking emblems of cultural playfulness.’
- ‘Her work remains sensitively attuned to women's issues, but retains an element of playfulness alongside its edginess.’
- ‘Unlike so many practitioners of institutional critique, he often imbued his projects with a sense of playfulness.’
- ‘He has a sense of playfulness here that you rarely get in his films anymore.’
- ‘Their falling out is torrid and serious stuff, but the director's sense of playfulness leavens the tone.’
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