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droll

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adjective \ˈdrōl\

Definition of droll

  1. :  having a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality <his dignified presence decorated our droll little quarters — Gwendolyn Brooks>

drollness

noun

drolly

play \ˈdrō(l)-lē\ adverb

Examples of droll in a sentence

  1. a droll little man with a peculiar sense of humor

  2. a book of droll stories

Origin and Etymology of droll

French drôle, from drôle scamp, from Medieval French drolle, from Middle Dutch, imp


First Known Use: 1623


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droll

noun

Definition of droll

  1. :  an amusing person :  jester, comedian

Examples of droll in a sentence

  1. <the drolls of late-night TV had a field day with that senator's sexual shenanigans>

Origin and Etymology of droll

see 1droll


First Known Use: circa 1645


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droll

verb

Definition of droll

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make fun :  jest, sport <drolling a little upon the corporal — Laurence Sterne>

Origin and Etymology of droll

see 1droll


First Known Use: 1654


DROLL Defined for English Language Learners

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droll

play
adjective \ˈdrōl\

Definition of droll for English Language Learners

  • : having an odd and amusing quality


DROLL Defined for Kids

droll

play
adjective \ˈdrōl\

Definition of droll for Students

droller

drollest

  1. :  having an odd or amusing quality <a droll expression>



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