Definition of Banteringly

1. Adverb. In a bantering fashion. "He spoke to her banteringly"

Exact synonyms: Tongue-in-cheek
Partainyms: Bantering



Definition of Banteringly

1. Adverb. In a bantering manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banteringly

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Banteringly

banstickles
bansuri
bant
bantam
bantams
bantamweight
bantamweights
banted
banteng
bantengs
banter
bantered
banterer
banterers
bantering
banteringly (current term)
banterings
banters
bantery
banties
banting
bantings
bantling
bantlings
bants
bantus
bantustan
bantustans
banty
banxring

Literary usage of Banteringly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Desert of Wheat: A Novel by Zane Grey (1919)
""Then just to add one more to the conquests girls love I'll—I'll propose to you," he declared, banteringly. "Beware, boy! I might accept you," she exclaimed ..."

2. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1920)
"Her mother surveyed the girl up and down with arch approval, and went on banteringly: 'So you've brought 'em round!' 'How do you know, mother? ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"... and again his friends were ready with their advice—Lamb rallying him banteringly, and Soul hey seriously counselling him to keep good hours and never to ..."

4. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1901)
"It was not likely, St. John banteringly remarked, that Charles would admit Peter to a peace on any terms, ' since in that case he would lune no Enemy left ..."

5. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"think better of it, he replied banteringly, "Por ahi. Por ahi." "What in blazes does that mean?" "Oh, I was just talking the language of the country—a ..."

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