Definition of Raillery

1. Noun. Light teasing repartee.

Exact synonyms: Backchat, Banter, Give-and-take
Generic synonyms: Repartee
Specialized synonyms: Badinage, Persiflage
Derivative terms: Banter



Definition of Raillery

1. n. Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment.

Definition of Raillery

1. Noun. good-natured ridicule, jest or banter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raillery

1. good-natured teasing [n -LERIES]

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railingless
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railings
railleries
raillery (current term)
railless
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railroad disease

Literary usage of Raillery

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1. Wieland and Shaftesbury by Charles Elson (1913)
"Good Humor and raillery. Enthusiasm and Fanaticism By freedom of wit and humor Shaftesbury means, as we have seen, complete freedom in investigating and ..."

2. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and by Robert Christy (1887)
"No raillery is worse than that which is true. 2. raillery which plays with the foibles of the great xs long remembered and seldom forgiven ..."

3. Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of Last by John Hunt (1871)
"In a Let- m raillery, tor to a Gentleman, not written in raillery, ... Shaftesbury noticed that the mode of refuting heretics by raillery was getting very ..."

4. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"RIDICULE, raillery, DERISION, BANTER, ARE much too nearly allied—yet naturally at a good ... Such raillery, adds he, is enough to make the hearers tremble. ..."

5. A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects by Charles Simmons (1852)
"If nettled with severe raillery, conceal the sting — if you would .escape a ... Good humor is the best shield against the darts of satirical raillery. ..."

6. The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts by William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane (1916)
"I do not know anything which gives greater disturbance to conversation than the false notion some people have of raillery. It ought, certainly, to be the ..."

7. The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts by William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane (1916)
"I do not know anything which gives greater disturbance to conversation than the false notion some people have of raillery. It ought, certainly, to be the ..."

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