drollness
noun see droll I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drollness — droll ► ADJECTIVE ▪ amusing in a strange or quaint way. DERIVATIVES drollery noun drollness noun drolly adverb. ORIGIN French, perhaps from Dutch drolle imp, goblin …   English terms dictionary

  • drollness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being droll the lecturer s drollness endeared him to his listeners * * * drollˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑droll …   Useful english dictionary

  • drollness — See droll. * * * …   Universalium

  • drollness — noun The quality of being odd or comical …   Wiktionary

  • drollness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being laughable or comical: comedy, comicality, comicalness, drollery, farcicality, funniness, humor, humorousness, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, ludicrousness, ridiculousness, wit, wittiness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • drollness — n. humorousness, quality of being amusing or funny …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drollness — droll·ness …   English syllables

  • droll — drollness, n. drolly, adv. /drohl/, adj., droller, drollest, n., v. adj. 1. amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish. n. 2. a droll person; jester; wag. v.i. 3. Archaic. to jest; joke. [1615 25; < MF drolle pleasant rascal < MD drol …   Universalium

  • droll — I. adjective Etymology: French drôle, from drôle scamp, from Middle French drolle, from Middle Dutch, imp Date: 1623 having a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality < his dignified presence decorated our droll little quarters Gwendolyn Brooks > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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