a short play.

1880–85; play + -let Unabridged
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playlet (ˈpleɪlɪt)
a short play

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Example sentences
The author speculates, in a playlet, about the problems besetting the owners of kinetic junk-sculpture.
It inspired a vaudeville playlet, which in turn spawned this film.
We are referring to a pitfall that has snared many a television playlet.
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