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Meaning of RAILLERY

Pronunciation:  'reyluree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  light teasing repartee
 

RAILLERY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: backchat, banter, give-and-take
 
 See Also: badinage, persiflage, repartee

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rail"ler*y\ (r[a^]l"l[~e]r*[y^] or r[=a]l"-; 277), n.
[F. raillerie, fr. railler. See {Rail} to scoff.]
Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language;
satirical merriment.

      Let raillery be without malice or heat.  --B. Jonson.

      Studies employed on low objects; the very naming of
      them is sufficient to turn them into raillery.
                                               --Addison.

 

 

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