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droll

adjective \ ˈdrōl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of droll

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of droll

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


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droll

noun

Definition of droll

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of droll

see 1droll


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droll

verb

Definition of droll

intransitive verb
archaic
: to make fun : jest, sport
  • drolling a little upon the corporal
  • —Laurence Sterne

Origin and Etymology of droll

see 1droll


DROLL Defined for English Language Learners

droll

adjective

Definition of droll for English Language Learners

  • : having an odd and amusing quality


DROLL Defined for Kids

droll

adjective \ ˈdrōl \

Definition of droll for Students

droller; drollest
: having an odd or amusing quality
  • a droll expression


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