adjective & adverb
In an ironic or insincere way: [as adjective]: her delightful tongue-in-cheek humour [as adverb]: ‘I swear there’s a female conspiracy against men!’ he complained, tongue-in-cheek
More example sentences
- This aspect of the performance is played with a beautiful synthesis of tongue-in-cheek humour and sincerity.
- Stand by for a second helping of tongue-in-cheek humour, sight gags and a great soundtrack that should appeal as much to adults as children.
- They cannot afford to mock the bands they model themselves on but a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour doesn't go amiss either.
Definition of tongue-in-cheek in:
- The US English dictionary