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Droll

Droll Meaning & Definition
Droll Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Droll?

[adj] comical in an odd or whimsical manner; "a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Droll: humorous | humourous

Related Terms | Find terms related to Droll: absurd | amusing | Attic | biting | bizarre | brilliant | clever | comedian | comic | comical | eccentric | facetious | farcical | funny | funnyman | hilarious | humorous | humorsome | incongruous | jester | jesting | jocose | jocular | joker | jokester | joking | joky | joshing | keen | keen-witted | laughable | ludicrous | mordant | nimble-witted | pointed | preposterous | priceless | pungent | quaint | quick-witted | quipster | quizzical | rapier-like | rich | ridiculous | risible | salt | salty | scintillating | screaming | sharp | smart | sparkling | sprightly | wag | whimsical | wit | witty

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Droll In Webster's Dictionary

\Droll\, a. [Compar. {Droller}; superl. {Drollest}.] [F. dr[^o]le; cf. G. & D. drollig, LG. drullig, D. drol a thick and short person, a droll, Sw. troll a magical appearance, demon, trolla to use magic arts, enchant, Dan. trold elf, imp, Icel. tr["o]ll giant, magician, evil spirit, monster. If this is the origin, cf. {Trull}.] Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange. Syn: Comic; comical; farcical; diverting; humorous; ridiculous; queer; odd; waggish; facetious; merry; laughable; ludicrous. -- {Droll}, {Laughable}, {Comical}. Laughable is the generic term, denoting anything exciting laughter or worthy of laughter; comical denotes something of the kind exhibited in comedies, something humorous of the kind exhibited in comedies, something, as it were, dramatically humorous; droll stands lower on the scale, having reference to persons or things which excite laughter by their buffoonery or oddity. A laughable incident; a comical adventure; a droll story.
\Droll\, n. 1. One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew. --Prior. 2. Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
\Droll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drolling}.] To jest; to play the buffoon. [R.]
\Droll\, v. t. 1. To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole. Men that will not be reasoned into their senses, may yet be laughed or drolled into them. --L'Estrange. 2. To make a jest of; to set in a comical light. [R.] This drolling everything is rather fatiguing. -- W. D. Howells.

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