drollery

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noun droll·ery \ˈdrōl-rē, ˈdrō-lə-\

Definition of drollery

plural

drolleries

  1. 1 :  something that is droll; especially :  a comic picture or drawing

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of jesting or burlesquing

  3. 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

1597

First Known Use of drollery

1597


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