Definition of playacting in English:

playacting

noun

  • 1Engagement in pretense in order to trick someone or gain an advantage.

    ‘the defender indulged in some playacting after tumbling to the ground’
  • 2The acting of a play or plays; dramatic performance.

    ‘the workshop threw light on the nuances of playacting’

Pronunciation

playacting

/ˈplāaktiNG/ /ˈpleɪæktɪŋ/