drollery

Part of speech: noun

Waggishness; facetiousness; humor; oddity.

Part of speech: adverb

Drollingly.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Benjamin Homer Hall.