Definition of tongue-in-cheek in English:

tongue-in-cheek

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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
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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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