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exotic

adjective uk   /ɪɡˈzɒt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈzɑː.t̬ɪk/
B2 unusual and exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from far away, especially a tropical country: exotic flowers/food/designs
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adverb uk   /-ˈzɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈzɑː.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/
exotically dressed dancers
Translations of “exotic”
in Korean 이국적인…
in Arabic غَريب, نادِر…
in French exotique…
in Turkish alışılmışın dışında, yabancı, ekzotik…
in Italian esotico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 異國風情的,外國情調的, 奇異的…
in Russian экзотический…
in Polish egzotyczny…
in Spanish exótico…
in Portuguese exótico…
in German exotisch, ausländisch…
in Catalan exòtic…
in Japanese エキゾチックな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 异国风情的,外国情调的, 奇异的…
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