Definition of Drollness

1. Noun. The quality of being odd or comical ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drollness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drollness

droles
drolest
droll
drolled
droller
drolleries
drollers
drollery
drollest
drolling
drollingly
drollings
drollish
drollist
drollists
drollness (current term)
drollnesses
drolls
drolly
dromaeognathous
dromaeosaur
dromaeosaurid
dromaeosaurids
dromaeosaurs
dromatherium
drome
dromedaries
dromedary
dromedary hump
dromeosaur

Literary usage of Drollness

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

1. The History of Modern Painting by RICHARD. MUTHER (1907)
"The object was to provoke laughter, at all hazards, by drollness of mien, ... The drollness of these pictures did not spring from the characters, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"The lec- t urer had a pleasant, cheery, ruddy face, a charming humour of expression, a clear, pleasant voice, and a heartiness and drollness of manner which ..."

3. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"He is nicely dressed in black and has an appearance of prosperity about him, but in other respects he retains the old drollness of enunciation and manner. ..."

4. The Romantic Composers by Daniel Gregory Mason (1906)
"... our program- music a most unedifying spectacle — whereby I felt the drollness of my situation, as I myself was classed among just the program-musicians, ..."

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