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monkeyshines

Syllabification: mon·key·shines
Pronunciation: /ˈməNGkēˌSHīnz
 
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Definition of monkeyshines in English:

plural noun

North American informal
Mischievous behavior.
Example sentences
  • As its stands now, there's too much monkeyshines, and not enough pure monkey enjoyment to even care.
  • It seems they are permanently angry at each other for having extramarital monkeyshines.
  • Onto this stage is rolled a triangular cage for the important prison scenes, the widely spaced bars forming a jungle gym for the captives to perform their monkeyshines on.

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