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Meaning of "tricky" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TRICKY

tricky  [ˈtrɪkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRICKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tricky is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TRICKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tricky

Tricky may refer to: ▪ Tricky, an English rapper and trip hop musician. ▪ Tricky, a Saturday morning ITV children's television series ▪ Tricky TV, an ITV children's television magic series ▪ SSX Tricky, the second game in the SSX series ▪ Tricky Nichols, American baseball pitcher ▪ Christopher Stewart , nicknamed Tricky ▪ Tricky, a character in Star Fox Adventures...

Definition of tricky in the English dictionary

The first definition of tricky in the dictionary is involving snags or difficulties. Other definition of tricky is needing careful and tactful handling. Tricky is also characterized by tricks; sly; wily.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRICKY


ariki
ˈɑːrɪkɪ
brickie
ˈbrɪkɪ
bricky
ˈbrɪkɪ
cymotrichy
saɪˈmɒtrɪkɪ
hickey
ˈhɪkɪ
hystericky
hɪsˈtɛrɪkɪ
leiotrichy
laɪˈɒtrɪkɪ
mickey
ˈmɪkɪ
micky
ˈmɪkɪ
picky
ˈpɪkɪ
pricky
ˈprɪkɪ
psyche
ˈsaɪkɪ
quickie
ˈkwɪkɪ
reiki
ˈreɪkɪ
rickey
ˈrɪkɪ
shaky
ˈʃeɪkɪ
sticky
ˈstɪkɪ
ulotrichy
juːˈlɒtrɪkɪ
Vicky
ˈvɪkɪ
wiki
ˈwɪkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRICKY

trickiness
trickishly
trickishness
trickle
trickle charger
trickle-down
trickle-down theory
trickless
tricklet
trickling
tricklingly
trickly
tricksier
tricksiest
tricksiness
tricksome
trickster
tricksy
tricktrack
triclad

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRICKY

colicky
dicky
finicky
frolicky
garlicky
gimmicky
icky
kicky
nit-picky
nonsticky
panicky
phthisicky
pilgarlicky
plasticky
rheumaticky
shticky
staticky
thicky
ungimmicky
Zwicky

Synonyms and antonyms of tricky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRICKY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tricky» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tricky

Translation of «tricky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRICKY

Find out the translation of tricky to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tricky from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tricky» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

棘手的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peliagudo
570 millions of speakers

English

tricky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुश्किल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُعَقَّد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хитрый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complicado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চতুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

difficile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sukar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

knifflig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油断のならない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

애매한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Angel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khó khăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தந்திரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवघड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hileli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podstępny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заплутаний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complicat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύπουλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moeilike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knepig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vanskelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tricky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRICKY»

The term «tricky» is very widely used and occupies the 13.032 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRICKY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tricky

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10 QUOTES WITH «TRICKY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tricky.
1
Lynn Abbey
Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down.
2
Gautam Adani
Along with opportunities, there also exist many other tricky and complex issues to be managed in India. These include tackling both policy-level challenges and infrastructure challenges.
3
Jane Asher
I do find modern jazz quite tricky.
4
Roger Avary
TV writing is tricky to navigate because you have so many different personalities - the actors, multiple producers.
5
John Perry Barlow
I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.
6
Nina Bawden
I hope in my books I help children to see their strengths, and show them I have some idea of what they may occasionally be going through. Especially at tricky moments when it is easier to go back and evade things rather than go forwards and confront them.
7
Daniel Boulud
Sauce is certainly ancestral to French cooking. The technique is very tricky, but it's also very fundamental.
8
Bill Bruford
So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
9
Leo Burnett
The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
10
Hilarie Burton
When you're younger, it's hard because you're finding your identity, and then for 12 hours out of the day, you have to be a different person. So that's a tricky phase - as far as figuring who you are out and then figuring out the people that you're working with.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRICKY»

Discover the use of tricky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tricky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching
Uncovers and exposes the 'black box' of coaching - analyses the most difficult and unusual cases seen by the expert contributors and editors, and presents them as learning cases for the reader
Konstantin Korotov, Manfred Kets de Vries, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, 2011
2
The Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass Into Grace
A survivor of Catholic priest abuse explores the complicated personal legacy of his ordeal, from his relationship to the Church, which was damaged by the events, to his sex life and relationships. 10,000 first printing.
Martin Moran, 2005
3
Primary Science: Teaching The Tricky Bits: Teaching the ...
This book provides a combination of practical lesson ideas and theory, focusing particularly on those areas that research has shown most trainee primary teachers struggle with.
Rutledge, Neil, 2010
4
Tricky Opossums
Explores the unique defenses and survival instincts of opossums.
Catherine Nichols, 2008
5
303 Tricky Checkmates, 2nd Edition
Both a fascinating challenge for chess players and a great training tool, "301 Tricky Checkmates" is a fun and entertaining compendium of two- and three-move checkmates for the advanced beginner, intermediate, and expert player.
Fred Wilson, Bruce Albertson, 2002
6
Tricky Rabbit Tales
Rabbit sets out to prove he is the cleverest animal of all by playing a truly amazing trick, and the reader helps him make choices as he encounters many other creatures, some friendly and some dangerous.
Chris Schweizer, 2011
7
Tricky Business
The Extravaganza of the Seas is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money.
Dave Barry, 2003
8
Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters (Sesame Street)
This book is ideal for use in pre-school classrooms as well as parent/child sharing.
Sarah Albee, 2013
9
Tricky Coyote Tales
Coyote seeks food and fun in the canyons and hills of the southwest, and the reader helps him make choices as he encounters many other creatures, some friendly and some dangerous.
Chris Schweizer, 2011
10
Tricky Vowels and Words
Titles in this series aim to help students learn, consolidate and reinforce basic English skills. The series has been extensively tested and has proven effective with students of all ages from junior primary to adults.
Frances Croft, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRICKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tricky is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Martin Truex Jr. looking for sweep at 'Tricky Triangle'
Two months later, Truex is looking to become the second driver in two years to sweep the "Tricky Triangle" after Dale Earnhardt Jr. took both Pocono races in ... «USA TODAY, Aug 15»
2
'My Test spot in tricky position' - Rohit Sharma
"Now, you know, I stand in a position where it's in a very tricky position. I definitely want to do well every Test match I play. But knowing how Test matches are ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
3
Cameroon face tricky start in qualifiers
Cameroon will have to negotiate a tricky two-leg knockout tie against Somalia or Niger at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign following the African ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
4
Watch Cheryl 'Salt' James perform Run-DMC's 'Tricky' on Lip Sync …
In this clip, Cheryl “Salt” James shows just how “tricky” she's willing to be in order to bring home a win. But will her Run-D.M.C.-inspired performance be enough? «Entertainment Weekly, May 15»
5
Mega Buzz: Cersei Makes a Tricky Alliance on Game of Thrones
That's what Queen Regent Cersei (Lena Headey) learns when Game of Thrones returns without her father, who was very rudely dispatched by a crossbow while ... «TV Guide, Apr 15»
6
20 Years On: Tricky's Maxinquaye Revisited
David Bennun interviewed Tricky several times for Melody Maker in the 1990s and reviewed Maxinquaye on its release. He assesses how his relationship to this ... «The Quietus, Feb 15»
7
The-Dream Reunites With Tricky Stewart; Premieres “That's My Sh*t …
In addition to releasing new music, the Radio Killa reunited with longtime friend and collaborator Tricky Stewart. The two songwriters will be launching a label ... «The Urban Daily, Jan 15»
8
India vs Australia: We're up for a tricky chase on final day, says Ashwin
"Any score on the final day is going to be tricky. It's a Test match and it tests every aspect of your game and attitude. It is going to be tough but we are up for it. «Firstpost, Dec 14»
9
Wilko Johnson being cancer-free is 'tricky
He said: ''After a year of believing my fate was settled, coming back is kind of tricky. I'm still trying to adjust to the idea things aren't going to end. I've got to ... «Contactmusic.com, Nov 14»
10
Plane manages tricky landing during high winds at O'Hare
Aviation officials reported delays and some cancellations for flights at O'Hare Airport Thursday due to high winds, making landings for some flights - like this one ... «WLS-TV, Nov 14»

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