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hokey

Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊki/

Translation of hokey in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], malo
    Example sentences
    • It should have sounded hokey, a sentiment like that, but from him, it even seemed slightly impressive.
    • It's difficult to describe the plot of film without making it sound hokey and mawkish.
    • The fact that Mitch had gone up to the stage and sang some hokey karaoke song love song, his eyes glimpsing again and again at Jess, had only egged Lynn on.
    Example sentences
    • Few things are harder to create convincingly than an album of rhyming spoken word - it's hard not to sound pretentious, derivative or hokey.
    • If only the plot didn't sound so hokey.
    • Although the hokey use of literary criticism gets tiring really quick, the often prescient comments about friction between contemporary world cultures and its future direction is what makes some interesting reading.

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