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Definitions of droll

  1. To jest; to play the huffoon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make a jest of; to set in a comical light. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To jest; to play the buffoon. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To jest; to play the Merry-Andrew; to cheat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One who excites mirth: a jester. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. One who excites mirth; a jester; a farce. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A comical fellow; a jester; one who raises mirth or laughter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Ridiculous; queer; amusing; as, a droll manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Odd: amusing: laughable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Drolly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Odd; amusing; facetious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Odd; comical; funny. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Odd; merry; facetious; comical; laughable; Indicrous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Odd; laughable; merry; comical. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for droll

  1. " Never accuse me with your eye," said Marie with droll pathos. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  2. It was painful, of course; but, still, how droll it was! – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
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