Definition of corny in English:

corny

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːni
 
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adjective (cornier, corniest)

informal

Derivatives

cornily

adverb
More example sentences
  • Without the almost cornily interwoven plot, the story is predictable.
  • He pronounced every syllable, and he did the accents convincingly but not cornily.
  • Of course, it's cornily romantic, a picture postcard.

corniness

noun
More example sentences
  • Jennifer is very warm and emotional, sometimes to the point of corniness.
  • ‘Flavors’ doesn't entirely escape the trap of the stereotype, but its greater flaw is one that afflicts most amateur scripts - corniness.
  • Though elegantly acted and shot overall, Man on the Train works best in its minutest parts, little idiosyncratic touches that bring humanity and humour to the mounting corniness.

Origin

1930s: from an earlier sense 'rustic, appealing to country folk'.

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