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Definition of Drollness
1. [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Drollness
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, ..."