Definition of playing card in English:

playing card


  • Each of a set of rectangular pieces of card having a sequence of numbers and symbols on one side, used to play various games, some involving gambling. A standard pack contains 52 cards divided into four suits.

    • ‘The deck for this game can be created from three standard decks of playing cards.’
    • ‘A standard card deck is used, with two Jokers; hence all 54 playing cards are needed.’
    • ‘The deck we use has two Jokers, two Sample Cards and 52 standard playing cards.’
    • ‘Well, imagine laying standard playing cards end to end from New York to San Francisco.’
    • ‘Well a group of enterprising Irish card manufacturers have since issued their own playing cards.’
    • ‘It is as small as a credit card and half the size of a deck of playing cards.’
    • ‘Authentic card sound effects beautifully recreate the real sounds of playing card games.’
    • ‘An ordinary pack of playing cards, which can be found in almost every household, is used, omitting the Joker.’
    • ‘As thanks for his help Henare Piripi was given a clean white shirt, six boxes of matches and a new pack of playing cards.’
    • ‘Novelty playing cards showing Canvey's artistic welcome sign have been printed to raise cash to help regeneration work.’
    • ‘We asked them to memorise a string of playing cards pulled randomly from a shuffled pack.’
    • ‘A sum of Rs 400 and a deck of playing cards were seized from their possession.’
    • ‘Next up I had to get a new deck of playing cards and attach my picture to the Queen of Hearts.’
    • ‘Glue this playing card over the large playing card and allow the glue to dry well.’
    • ‘All previous decks had shown pips like a normal pack of playing cards.’
    • ‘This edition features a round board instead of the usual square and a plastic card dispenser that resembles a playing card shuffler.’
    • ‘It is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards, plus two jokers.’
    • ‘The prints themselves could resemble the decorative side of enlarged playing cards.’
    • ‘One can order playing cards from casinos, poker chips, and even complete poker tables.’
    • ‘It is also possible for the playing cards to be physically sorted and placed in the boards by a machine controlled by the computer.’
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playing card

/ˈpleɪɪŋ kɑːd/