Definition of Droll

1. Adjective. Comical in an odd or whimsical manner. "A droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor"

Similar to: Humorous, Humourous



Definition of Droll

1. a. Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.

2. n. One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.

3. v. i. To jest; to play the buffoon.

4. v. t. To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.

Definition of Droll

1. Adjective. oddly humorous; whimsical, amusing in a quaint way; waggish ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A buffoon ¹

3. Verb. (archaic) To joke, to jest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Droll

1. comical [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: comical

Lexicographical Neighbors of Droll

droid
droids
droil
droiled
droiling
droils
droit
droits
droitural
droitzschka
droitzschkas
drole
droler
droles
drolest
droll (current term)
drolled
droller
drolleries
drollers
drollery
drollest
drolling
drollingly
drollings
drollish
drollist
drollists
drollness
drollnesses

Literary usage of Droll

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

1. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"Frederick told droll stories, and was quite gay. Making their way through the Rue Duphot, they reached the boulevards. Venetian lanterns hanging from the ..."

2. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Now Rex is safe, it is so droll to fancy the figure he and Primrose would cut—in a lane all by themselves—only a blacksmith running up. ..."

3. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"... the Farce and Pun—The Ludicrous in the Grotesque—Another Example—In the droll—In the Jocular—The Ludicrous in Travesty—In Humor and Wit—Humor Truthful. ..."

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