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lu·dic  audio  (ldk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Of or relating to play or playfulness: "Fiction . . . now makes [language] the center of its reflexive concern, and explodes in ludic, parodic, ironic forms" (Ihab Hassan).

ETYMOLOGY:
French ludique, from Latin ldus, play; see leid- in Indo-European roots


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