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drollery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drollery  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drollery 
  n  1:  a  comic  incident  or  series  of  incidents  [syn:  {clowning},  {comedy}, 
  {funniness}] 
  2:  a  quaint  and  amusing  jest  [syn:  {waggery}] 




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