Definition: expected to be understood as a jest or funny story
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): humorous, clever
Antonym(s): unfunny, respectful
1. The professor made students laugh with his tongue-in-cheek description of his life as a first-time parent.
2. The tongue-in-cheek statements are the key parts of a comic roast.
3. Many citizens didn’t appreciate the tongue-in-cheek insults the radio host made about the president.