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ex·ot·ic  audio  (g-ztk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. From another part of the world; foreign: exotic tropical plants in a greenhouse. See Synonyms at foreign.
  2. Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange: "If something can be explained simply, in a familiar way, then it is best to avoid more exotic explanations" (Chet Raymo). See Synonyms at fantastic.
  3. Of or involving striptease: an exotic dancer.
NOUN:
  1. One that is exotic.
  2. A striptease performer.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin exticus, from Greek extikos, from ex, outside ; see exo-

OTHER FORMS:
ex·oti·cal·ly(Adverb), ex·otic·ness(Noun)


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