tongue-in-cheek


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tongue-in-cheek

(tŭng′ĭn-chēk′)
adj.
Meant or expressed ironically or facetiously.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tongue-in-cheek - cleverly amusing in tonetongue-in-cheek - cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
Adv.1.tongue-in-cheek - in a bantering fashiontongue-in-cheek - in a bantering fashion; "he spoke to her banteringly"
2.tongue-in-cheek - not seriouslytongue-in-cheek - not seriously; "I meant it facetiously"
Translations

tongue-in-cheek

[ˈtʌŋɪnˈtʃiːk] ADJ [remark] → irónico
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