Definition of tongue-in-cheek in English:

tongue-in-cheek

Syllabification: tongue-in-cheek

adjective & adverb

With ironic or flippant intent: [as adjective]: her delightful tongue-in-cheek humor [as adverb]: “I swear there’s a female conspiracy against men!” he complained, tongue-in-cheek
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  • 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.

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Pronunciation: ˈflipənt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude