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playacting

 
Noun playacting has 1 sense
  1. acting, playing, playacting, performing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
    --1 is a kind of activity; performing arts
    --1 is a part of performance
    --1 has particulars:
     portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation; impersonation, personation; mime, pantomime, dumb show; business, stage business, byplay; skit; hamming, overacting; heroics; roleplaying
    Derived form: verb playact1
Verb playact has 1 sense
  1. act, play, roleplay, playact - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
    --1 is one way to perform
    Derived forms: noun playactor1, noun playacting1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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