Definition of tricky
trickilyplay \ˈtri-kə-lē\ adverb
trickinessplay \ˈtri-kē-nəs\ noun
Examples of tricky in a Sentence
The lock is tricky to open.
a tricky musical passage for the woodwind section
Recent Examples of tricky from the Web
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The 20-year-old also seemed to not mind the tricky runway look, later posting an image from the show to Instagram, paired with a kiss emoji.
Being caught between Michael and Jean is a tricky place to be.
That can be tricky since the cauliflower-like tumors often grow near soft tissue like eyes and mouths.
To make a serious play out of such home-style ingredients is tricky today; a writer risks literal kitchen-sinkiness.
A fee as part of the state budget, separate from the bill allowing the casino, could be tricky even if negotiators were to agree on it, because Malloy will most likely sign the casino bill before a budget is done.
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What’s tricky is determining where legitimate moral outrage shades into dehumanization.
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First Known Use of tricky
Synonym Discussion of tricky
TRICKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tricky for English Language Learners
: using or likely to use dishonest tricks
: requiring skill or caution : difficult to do or deal with
TRICKY Defined for Kids
Definition of tricky for Students
1 : requiring special care and skill Opening the lock is tricky.
2 : likely to use tricks
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