Definition of Drollery

1. Noun. A comic incident or series of incidents.

Exact synonyms: Clowning, Comedy, Funniness
Generic synonyms: Fun, Play, Sport
Derivative terms: Clown, Comic, Comical, Funny



2. Noun. A quaint and amusing jest.
Exact synonyms: Waggery
Generic synonyms: Jest, Jocularity, Joke

Definition of Drollery

1. n. The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery; droll stories; comical gestures or manners.

Definition of Drollery

1. Noun. comical quality. ¹

2. Noun. amusing behaviour. ¹

3. Noun. something humorous, funny or comical. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) a puppet show; a comic play or entertainment; a comic picture; a caricature. ¹

5. Noun. a joke; a funny story. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drollery

1. something droll [n -ERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drollery

droils
droit
droits
droitural
droitzschka
droitzschkas
drole
droler
droles
drolest
droll
drolled
droller
drolleries
drollers
drollery (current term)
drollest
drolling
drollingly
drollings
drollish
drollist
drollists
drollness
drollnesses
drolls
drolly
dromaeognathous
dromaeosaur
dromaeosaurid

Literary usage of Drollery

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1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"London drollery, or the wit's academy, a collection of Songs, ... Choice drollery, with Songs and Sonnets. Printed by JG for Kob. Pollard. 1666, 8vo. ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"This, being misprinted drollery, much puzzled some modern editors. Also a lively sketch in drawing, or something of that kind : DROP-MEAL. ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1877)
"Bristol drollery. Poems and Songs. By Mr. C. sm: 8vo. London, Printed for Charles Allen, Bookseller iu Bristol, 1674. Although called Bristol drollery, ..."

4. Collectanea Anglo-poetica: Or, A Bibliographical and Descriptive Catalogue by Thomas Corser, James Crossley (1877)
"Bristol drollery. Poems and Songs. By Mr. C. sm: 8vo. London, Printed for Charles Allen, Bookseller in Bristol, 1674. Although called Bristol drollery, ..."

5. A Manual for the Collector and Amateur of Old English Plays by William Carew Hazlitt (1892)
"A song from this piece is inserted in the second part of Westminster drollery, 1672, p. 66. A Chaste Maid in Cheapside: A Pheasant conceited Comedy never ..."

6. An Appendix to the Rowfant Library: A Catalogue of the Printed Books by Augustine Birrell, Frederick Locker-Lampson, Godfrey Tennyson Lampson Locker-Lampson (1900)
"Westminster-drollery. Or a Choice Collection of the newest Songs & Poems both ... Westminster drollery. The Second Part ; being A Compleat Collection of all ..."

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