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drollery

[droh-luh-ree] /ˈdroʊ lə ri/
noun, plural drolleries.
1.
something whimsically amusing or funny.
2.
an oddly amusing story or jest.
3.
a droll quality or manner; whimsical humor.
4.
the action or behavior of a droll, waggish person; jesting.
5.
a comic picture.
6.
Archaic. a puppet show.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; droll + -ery; compare French drôlerie
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British Dictionary definitions for drolleries

drollery

/ˈdrəʊlərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
humour; comedy
2.
(rare) a droll act, story, or remark
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Word Origin and History for drolleries

drollery

n.

1590s, from French drôlerie (16c.), from drôle (see droll).

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