Definition of LARP in English:

LARP

noun

  • A type of interactive role-playing game in which the participants portray characters through physical action, often in costume and with props.

    ‘the genre we have chosen for our LARP is fantasy, also known as swords and sorcery’
    • ‘I've pretty much given up LARP now, but used to be an avid enthusiast of it.’
    • ‘As someone who came up out of role-play gaming I think Live Action Role Playing Games (LARPs) are good, though I don't play them.’
    • ‘After the LARP we had more filming to do.’
    • ‘The origins are the modern LARP are numerous.’
    • ‘"Good lord, you're watching a televised LARP!"’
    • ‘During and after the movie, Amethyst showed great interest in learning about role playing games, specifically LARPS.’
    • ‘I'm in a long running Changeling LARP at the minute, and have been for two years now.’
    • ‘Look at films from the 80s like "Midnight Madness", about college students playing a LARP/scavenger hunt.’
    • ‘So this online acquaintance was running a LARP and needed video characters for it.’
    • ‘The genre we have chosen for our LARP is fantasy, also known as swords and sorcery, similar to that popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.’
    • ‘I'm a bit of a Lovecraft fan, so I was quite interested when I heard that the H P Lovecraft Historical Society (who mainly run LARPs) had finished their film adaptation of the iconic short story, "The Call of Cthulhu".’
    • ‘Unlike a lot of other people I didn't stay up very late last night after the LARP.’
    • ‘Evie's Buffy Anime LARP is on Saturday, and I just don't know what to wear.’
    • ‘In other words, they ran a LARP - but one played by experts, who knew what they were doing, and with the aim of illustrating issues rather than having fun.’
    • ‘I had probably the most fun at this LARP out of ANY LARP I have EVER played.’
    • ‘Events include role playing games, table-top war gaming, board gaming, card gaming, computer gaming, LARPS, stand-up comedy shows and anime screenings.’
    • ‘I think it was a good LARP and everyone made a great effort with costume, I was just too tired to really enjoy it.’
    • ‘If the LARP had ended there I would have been fine.’
    • ‘I've run into many people of this subculture via Vamp LARP, but not such extremists.’

Origin

1990s: acronym from live action role playing.

Pronunciation:

LARP

/lärp/