droll definition

  • adjective:
    • Amusingly strange or whimsically comical.
    • oddly entertaining; whimsical, amusing in a quaint method; waggish
    • Queer, and suited to trigger laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
    • comical in an odd or whimsical way
  • noun:
    • Archaic A buffoon.
    • A buffoon
    • One whose training its to raise mirth by strange tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
    • anything exhibited to boost mirth or recreation, as a puppet, a farce, and stuff like that.
    • A waggish fellow; one whoever training or career will be raise mirth by odd tips; a jester, merry-andrew, or buffoon.
    • A farce; a dramatic enjoyment intended to amuse.
  • verb:
    • To joke, to jest.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To jest; to try out the buffoon.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To lead or impact by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
    • to help make a jest of; to create in a comical light.
  • others:
    • Waggish; facetious; comical.
    • Ludicrous; queer; laughable; ridiculous: as, a droll story; a droll scene.
    • Synonyms Comical, Funny, an such like. (identify ludicrous); amusing, farcical, waggish, great, whimsical.
    • To jest; have fun with the buffoon.
    • To lead or impact by jest or trick; cajole.
    • To turn into a jest.

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