What does the word drollery mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Waggishness; facetiousness; humor; oddity.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Drollingly.

Usage examples for drollery

  1. If she didn't know then how little my charity was worth she is at least enlightened about it to- day, and this is just the circumstance that makes the drollery of her visit. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  2. " Let them never go far from home, Harcourt, and they 'll always find their way back," said Upton; and his eyes twinkled with quiet drollery. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  3. The strangest questions were asked by the venerable board, and often strange answers elicited,- no matter how remote from the purpose, provided there was wit or drollery. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall