Definitions of pleasantry

  1. That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor; cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark; badinage. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Anything that promotes pleasure: merriment: lively talk. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Lively talk; sport. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Playfulness; jest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Gaiety; merriment; sprightly sayings; lively talk; humorous effusion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Gaiety; merriment; humour; lively talk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for pleasantry

  1. He looked at her, delighted, and she brightened at the success of her innocent little pleasantry – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Several days now passed with so much pleasantry that the general and his secretary became the admiration of all on board. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams