Definition of ludic in English:

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ludic

Pronunciation: /ˈluːdɪk/

adjective

formal
Showing spontaneous and undirected playfulness.
Example sentences
  • As one might expect from this most ludic author, one of the more undeservedly unknown masters of twentieth-century prose, these essays are hardly traditional academic exercises.
  • Here, the struggle for the privilege to inscribe cultural symbols as either feminine or as masculine - indeed the privilege to inscribe symbols with meaning at all - is cast in a ludic, absurdist light.
  • Adrian's desperate and pointless shot is a moment of ludic magic, and it will in turn become the material for future stories in which a kind of artistic victory is snatched from gestures of anger and despair.

Origin

1940s: from French ludique, from Latin ludere 'to play', from ludus 'sport'.

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