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witty

adjective uk   /ˈwɪt.i/ us    /ˈwɪt̬-/
B2 using words in a clever and funny way: a witty comment/remark He was witty and very charming.
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wittily
adverb uk   /ˈwɪt.ɪ.li/ us    /ˈwɪt̬-/
Translations of “witty”
in Korean 재치 있는…
in Arabic فَطِن, سَريع البَديهة…
in Portuguese espirituoso…
in Catalan agut, enginyós…
in Japanese 機知にとんだ…
in Italian spiritoso, arguto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 風趣的,詼諧的…
in Russian остроумный…
in Turkish nükteli, nüktedan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 风趣的,诙谐的…
in Polish dowcipny…
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