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1. tongue-in-cheek

adjective. cleverly amusing in tone.

Synonyms

  • bantering
  • humourous
  • facetious

Antonyms

  • displeasing
  • unfunny
  • sobersided
  • unhumorous

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Rhymes with Tongue In Cheek

  • mozambique
  • martinique
  • electrique
  • veronique
  • nongreek
  • dominique
  • vanbeek
  • technique
  • respeak
  • mystique
  • misspeak
  • mcpeek
  • mcpeake
  • mcpeak
  • manrique
  • critique
  • bespeak
  • belgique
  • ashcreek
  • unique
  • tariq
  • streak
  • squeak
  • physique
  • oblique
  • monique
  • mediq
  • leveque
  • kmiec
  • henriquez

2. tongue-in-cheek

adverb. not seriously.

Synonyms

  • jokingly

Antonyms

  • po-faced

3. tongue-in-cheek

adverb. in a bantering fashion.

4. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity.

Synonyms

  • mouth
  • rima oris
  • pharynx
  • oral cavity
  • organ
  • throat
  • lingua
  • taste bud
  • glossa
  • gustatory organ
  • clapper
  • oral fissure
  • articulator

Antonyms

  • roughen
  • inactivity
  • overact
  • underact

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language.

Synonyms

  • natural language
  • Khoisan language
  • Afroasiatic language
  • Eskimo-Aleut language
  • Munda-Mon-Khmer
  • Eskimo-Aleut
  • Caucasian
  • Nilo-Saharan language
  • Chukchi
  • Dravidian
  • mother tongue
  • Sino-Tibetan language
  • Caucasian language
  • Chukchi language
  • Austro-Asiatic
  • Papuan
  • Austronesian
  • Cassite
  • Afroasiatic
  • Ural-Altaic
  • first language
  • maternal language
  • Niger-Kordofanian
  • Elamite
  • Sino-Tibetan
  • Indian
  • Austronesian language
  • Afrasian language
  • Afro-Asiatic
  • Susian
  • Indo-Hittite
  • American-Indian language
  • Afrasian
  • Austro-Asiatic language
  • Hmong
  • Papuan language
  • tone language
  • creole
  • Miao
  • Nilo-Saharan
  • Dravidic
  • Indo-European language
  • Amerind
  • Basque
  • tonal language
  • language
  • Indo-European
  • Niger-Kordofanian language
  • American Indian
  • Elamitic
  • Khoisan
  • Hmong language
  • Kassite
  • linguistic communication
  • Amerindian language
  • Hamito-Semitic

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • immovability
  • immovableness
  • refrain

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] any long thin projection that is transient.

Synonyms

  • knife

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tongue

noun. ['ˈtʌŋ'] a manner of speaking.

Synonyms

  • sharp tongue
  • delivery
  • manner of speaking

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • straight line
  • detach

Etymology

  • tonge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tunge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. cheek

noun. ['ˈtʃiːk'] either side of the face below the eyes.

Synonyms

  • lineament
  • face
  • buccinator muscle
  • buccal artery
  • musculus buccinator
  • feature
  • human face
  • arteria buccalis

Antonyms

  • thinness
  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness

Etymology

  • cēace (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. in

adverb. ['ɪn, ˈɪn'] to or toward the inside of.

Synonyms

  • inward

Antonyms

  • unsnarl
  • recede

Etymology

  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. in

noun. ['ɪn, ˈɪn'] a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot.

Synonyms

  • foot
  • ft
  • em
  • ligne
  • mil
  • mesh
  • inch
  • linear unit
  • pica em
  • pica

Antonyms

  • outwardness
  • styleless
  • unpopular
  • past

Etymology

  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with tongue-in-cheek


1. Noun Phrase
With tongue in cheek, computer professionals use the term “garbage in, garbage out” to sum up how errors in data or mistakes in programming can lead to disastrous outcomes.

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