Play and Performance


Play noun - Activity engaged in to amuse oneself.

Performance is a synonym for play in art topic. In some cases you can use "Performance" instead a noun "Play", when it comes to topics like show, production, drama, theater piece.


Performance noun - A presentation of an artistic work (as a piece of music) from a particular point of view.

Play is a synonym for performance in art topic. You can use "Play" instead a noun "Performance", if it concerns topics such as entertainment, acting.

How words are described

good good play good performance
musical musical play musical performance
full full play full performance
perfect perfect play perfect performance
Other adjectives: original, single, poor, actual, entire, successful, big, great, bad, infamous, excellent, famous, early, final, next, last, theatrical, said, recent.
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