Definition of tongue-in-cheek in English:

tongue-in-cheek

adverb & adjective

  • With ironic or flippant intent.

    [as adjective] ‘her delightful tongue-in-cheek humor’
    [as adverb] ‘“I swear there's a female conspiracy against men!” he complained, tongue-in-cheek’
    frisky, jolly, fun-loving, lively, full of fun, high-spirited, spirited, in high spirits, exuberant, perky, skittish, coltish, kittenish
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Pronunciation:

tongue-in-cheek

/ˈˌtəNG ən ˈCHēk/