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whimsical

view main entry for whimsicaladjective  /ˈwɪmzɪk(ə)l/  /ˈhwɪmzɪk(ə)l/
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whimsically

  /ˈwɪmzɪkli/  /ˈhwɪmzɪkli/  adverb
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