In a playful manner.
liking play, prone to play frequently, such as a child or kitten; rather sportive.
‘Actually, we are pretty playful in our romantic life.’;
in a playful manner;
‘she loosened the half-hoop of diamonds on her left hand third finger and held it out to him playfully’;
funny, humorous, jesting, frolicsome.
‘John is a playful fellow.’; ‘A party hat is a playful conical hat people wear at parties.’;
fun, recreational, not serious.
‘A brainteaser is a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence.’;
‘He was a rather playful artist.’;
Sportive; gamboling; frolicsome; indulging a sportive fancy; humorous; merry; as, a playful child; a playful writer.
full of fun and high spirits;
‘playful children sjust let loose from school’;
fond of games and amusement; light-hearted
‘a playful tomboy who loves to dress up’;
intended for one's own or others' amusement rather than seriously
‘he gave me a playful punch on the arm’;
giving or expressing pleasure and amusement
‘the ballet accents the playful use of movement’;