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whimsynoun

uk   /ˈwɪm.zi/  us   /ˈwɪm.zi/
[U] unusual, funny, and pleasant ideas or qualities: Add a touch of whimsy to your room with these cat sculptures. The film combines whimsy and tragedy in equal measure.
[C or U] UK disapproving something that is intended to be strange and humorous but in fact has little real meaning or value: Personally I've always considered mime to be a lot of whimsy.
[C] US (also whim) a sudden wish or idea, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained: Is this just one of his whimsies?
(Definition of whimsy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whimsynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈhwɪm·zi, ˈwɪm-/
something playful and amusing: [U] The second book is as full of happy whimsy as the first.
(Definition of whimsy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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