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plays meaning

EN[pleɪz]
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    Definition of plays in English Dictionary

  • NounBFplay
    1. plural of play.
    2. VerbBFplayPRplayingPT, PPplayed
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of play.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Haque will guest on one of the 18 pieces on Ivanovic's HotHouse program, as will Branko Pavlovic, who plays a Balkan mandolin called a tamburitza.
          • People "mana shuffle" because of the numerous games they have played and they have found that land becomes clumped together (i.e. a "mana pocket").
          • The children yelped with delight as they played in the cold water.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Playing the sintir (a long-necked, resonant lute), Mr. Hakmoun leads spellbinding trance ceremonies, and with castanets around his ankles, performs acrobatic dances.
          • Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
          • Playing a radio in the office did not go over well with his coworkers.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Some avant-garde composers request that performers detune their instruments before playing.
          • Steubenville beat JFK, scoring in the final minute of play.
          • After changing the settings, unpause the game to keep playing.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Noun forms
            • Noun plural forms
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Verb singular forms
                • Third-person singular forms
          Related Links:
          1. en playset
          2. en playsets
          3. en playsong
          4. en playsuit
          5. en plays on
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of plays for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "plays" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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