tongue-in-cheek
Adjective

tongue-in-cheek

  1. (idiomatic) Not intended seriously; jocular or humorous.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:witty
    He gave a tongue-in-cheek explanation of why the sky was blue, offering a theory about some primordial discount on light blue paint.
Translations
  • German: augenzwinkernd
  • Russian: насме́шливый
Adverb

tongue-in-cheek (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) With contempt.
  2. With irony.
    He portrayed them tongue-in-cheek as great lawgivers, as Solons.



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary