- corny ► ADJECTIVE (cornier, corniest) informal ▪ trite or mawkishly sentimental.DERIVATIVES cornily adverb corniness noun.ORIGIN originally in the sense «rustic, appealing to country folk».
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corniness — ˈkȯ(r)nēnə̇s, nin noun ( es) Etymology: corny + ness : the quality or state of being corny a musical revue marked by banality and corniness … Useful english dictionary
corniness — noun see corny I … New Collegiate Dictionary
corniness — See cornily. * * * … Universalium
corniness — noun The state or condition of being corny … Wiktionary
corniness — n. triteness, lack of subtlety; extreme sentimentality … English contemporary dictionary
corniness — corn·i·ness … English syllables
corn — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German & Old Norse korn grain, Latin granum Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly dialect a small hard particle ; grain 2. a small hard seed 3. a … New Collegiate Dictionary
corny — I. adjective (cornier; est) Date: 14th century 1. archaic tasting strongly of malt 2. of or relating to corn 3. mawkishly old fashioned ; tiresomely simple and sentimental < told corny jokes > • cornily adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
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