drollery

noun droll·ery \ ˈdrōl-rē , ˈdrō-lə- \

Definition of drollery

plural drolleries
1 : something that is droll; especially : a comic picture or drawing
2 : the act or an instance of jesting or burlesquing
3 : whimsical humor

Examples of drollery in a Sentence

  1. the film's sophisticated drolleries will elicit smiles and chuckles even upon repeated viewings

  2. though generally serious, the novel about a seriously dysfunctional family is not without drollery

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First Known Use of drollery

1597


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