Part of speech: noun

Merry jesting; teasing; banter.

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Usage examples "raillery":

  1. She laughed with an attempt at raillery. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
  2. It was, however, an unpleasant experience to have the other side of my chief life's story revealed by a man whom I knew to be false; and told with a purpose, in a tone of half sardonic raillery, and as a carefully calculated bid for my silence about himself. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
  3. As I write that phrase, how plainly I can hear her mocking laughter; for she is never more delightful than when pouring out her raillery on the magisterial pretensions of man. - "Vanishing Roads and Other Essays", Richard Le Gallienne.