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Meaning of DROLLERY

Pronunciation:  'drowluree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a quaint and amusing jest
  2. [n]  a comic incident or series of incidents
 

DROLLERY is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: clowning, comedy, funniness, waggery
 
 See Also: fun, jest, jocularity, joke, play, sport

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Droll"er*y\, n.; pl. {Drolleries}. [F. dr[^o]lerie.
See {Droll}.]
1. The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery;
   droll stories; comical gestures or manners.

         The rich drollery of ``She Stoops to Conquer.'' --
                                               Macaulay.

2. Something which serves to raise mirth; as:
   (a) A puppet show; also, a puppet. [Obs.] --Shak.
   (b) A lively or comic picture. [Obs.]

             I bought an excellent drollery, which I
             afterward parted with to my brother George of
             Wotton.                           -- Evelyn.

 

 

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