[ UK /dɹˈə‍ʊləɹi/ ]
  1. a comic incident or series of incidents
  2. a quaint and amusing jest
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How To Use drollery In A Sentence

  • Why do men listen with more strict attention to an inflammatory harangue, that may not be argumentative, than to a prosaical discourse, that is, to an anecdote than to a prayer, to an extravaganza than to a lecture, or derive more pleasure from pantomimic drollery than from Hamlet, or hearing an opera they do not understand than from reading an essay they do. A Controversy Between "Erskine" and "W. M." on the Practicability of Suppressing Gambling.
  • As a slugger approaches the plate your child says, with a hint of drollery, ‘You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him.‘
  • Natalie Portman, apparent soon-to-be Oscar winner, " the Washington Post headline blared, with only a hint of drollery.
  • It is a bit of quiet , unassuming drollery which warms like good wine.
  • The editor would take a theme and embroider upon it with drollery.
  • It sounds like a primarily comic conceit, and an undertone of drollery does indeed resonate delicately throughout.
  • In some of our towns the holy foreskin has been borne in procession, and it is preserved yet in certain sacristies without this piece of drollery causing the least disturbance in families. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • The editor would take a theme and embroider upon it with drollery.
  • There is a sort of drollery here, beginning with ‘crumbles’.
  • The hinge of the mirth was made to turn upon the irresistible drollery of one man's running away with another man's wife, and the outrageous fun of the consequent suicide of the injured husband; the _bons mots_ being most tragically humorous, and the aphorisms of the several characters facetiously concatenative of the nouns contained in the leading name of the piece -- "_Love_ and _Murder_. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 30, 1841
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