Pronunciation: (fan'si-ful), [key]
1. characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance: a fanciful design of butterflies and flowers.
2. suggested by fancy; imaginary; unreal: fanciful lands of romance.
3. led by fancy rather than by reason and experience; whimsical: a fanciful mind.
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