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Definitions of drollery

  1. a comic incident or series of incidents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a quaint and amusing jest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Something which serves to raise mirth Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A puppet show; also, a puppet. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A lively or comic picture. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Jesting; humor; oddity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Facetiousness; buffoonery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Waggishness; facetiousness; humor; oddity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Buffoonery; what is done or said to provoke laughter; a puppet-show of comic scenes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Sportive tricks; comical gestures or manners. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Drollingly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for drollery

  1. No stanza of the poem is more replete than this with a vein of painfully sarcastic drollery – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  2. He has a poodle's drollery – Faust by Goethe
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