Word of the Week: ludic (LŌŌ-dĭk)


(Adjective) Of or pertaining to undirected and spontaneously playful behaviour.

In Context

“Postmodernism creates a wonderland where each thing can morph into another, a ludic world free of conventions, rules, and traditions.”

Lubomír Doležel, Possible Worlds of Fiction and History: The Postmodern Stage, 2010.

This word was suggested by Julie Mellby in the Princeton University Library.