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adjective     fancy pronunciation in American English
/ˈfænsi/
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adjectivefancy
comparativefancier
superlativefanciest
  1. 1
    not plain or simple but with a lot of decorations or extra parts

    I wanted just a plain handbag, nothing fancy.

    The camera comes with a fancy leather case.

  2. 4
    expensive, popular, and fashionable

    We stayed at some fancy hotel in the center of London.

    children who are sent to fancy private schools

  3. 5
    fancy prices are much higher than they should be
  4. 6
    American fancy food is of very good quality
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