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platypus an egg-laying mammal of Australia and Tasmania that has webbed feet for swimming, a broad, horny bill like that of a duck, and a long, flat tail, and that lives in and near water.
plaudit (often pl.) an enthusiastic show of approval, such as a round of applause or a very favorable review.
plausible seeming to be true or reasonable; credible. [2 definitions]
play a composition written for the stage; drama. [22 definitions]
playa the flat floor of a usu. dry desert lake. [2 definitions]
playable combined form of play.
playact to act out fantasies; pretend; make believe. [3 definitions]
play-action pass in football, a forward pass made by the quarterback after feigning a handoff.
play along to cooperate or pretend as if one is cooperating or agreeing.
play a trick to carry out a plan that deceives or makes a fool of someone and gives amusement to oneself or others (usu. fol. by "on").
playback the act of playing a previously made recording or parts of a recording on a recording device, sound-reproducing system, or the like. [2 definitions]
play ball (slang) to do exactly as requested, esp. to avoid trouble or harm to oneself or others.
playbill an advertisement or program for a play or other performance.
playbook a book illustrating sports plays, used esp. by coaches or coaching staff.
playboy a wealthy man who spends his time pursuing social and sensual pleasures.
play by ear to play (a piece of music) just from the memory of the sound of it and not from reading the musical notation. [2 definitions]
play-by-play concerning or being a detailed account of each step or action during an event, esp. a sports event. [2 definitions]
play down to talk or act as if (something) is not as serious, great, or significant as it is.
player one who takes part in a game or sport. [3 definitions]
player piano an automatic piano that plays by means of a perforated paper roll that signals a pneumatic mechanism to depress the keys.
play footsie with (informal) to engage in flirtation or surreptitious sexual intimacies with, as by touching someone's foot beneath a table. [2 definitions]