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  • Of, like, or characteristic of a girl.

    ‘girlish giggles’
    • ‘As Greg got closer, he could hear girlish giggles coming from the spa area.’
    • ‘When a woman isn't into a guy or sees him as threatening, she'll hold back her girlish giggle, the researchers add.’
    • ‘Lance and Wayne barged in with obnoxiously loud voices and girlish giggles.’
    • ‘As she told the story, Rose put her hands over her mouth and erupted into girlish giggles.’
    • ‘I began walking down the hallway but stopped when I heard two girlish giggles erupt from behind a room.’
    • ‘She giggled in a girlish sort of way completely contradictory to her very womanly body.’
    • ‘It had a feminine girlish quality in the cut, but a bold, womanly quality in color.’
    • ‘I look girlish, and I'm elegant, but my character is more like a boy, I think.’
    • ‘The other girls were crowded around the coach, speaking in their girlish tones and ignoring her as usual.’
    • ‘Each song is wrapped up in girlish emotion that transcends the love and loss theme that every other female artist seems to stumble into.’
    • ‘She has tousled, spiky hair that manages to look girlish.’
    • ‘When I used to think that I'd keep my young, girlish figure forever, I was really fooling myself.’
    • ‘Shortly thereafter, Gwen learns the error of her naïve, girlish, heathen ways.’
    • ‘A month away from her 70th birthday, Fraser exudes girlish enthusiasm and insatiable curiosity.’
    • ‘His skin was bluish through the water and from the edges of his bathing cap flowed long girlish hair.’
    • ‘But when I heard his girlish scream echo out across the waves I had a change of heart.’
    • ‘At 48, she even has something girlish about her, as she awaits the delivery of her Christmas tree.’
    • ‘It was a time of high good humour, with gales and shrieks of girlish laughter.’
    • ‘The face is plump, smooth and almost girlish, with small perceptive eyes.’
    • ‘That had nothing, though, to do with his preference for high, girlish vocals.’
    youthful, childlike, childish, immature
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/ˈɡərliSH/ /ˈɡərlɪʃ/