banteringly


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ban·ter

 (băn′tər)
n.
Good-humored, playful, or teasing conversation.
v. ban·tered, ban·ter·ing, ban·ters
v.intr.
To engage in banter: bantered with her colleagues during a coffee break.
v.tr.
To speak to in a playful or teasing way: "She laughed and bantered him a little, remembering too late that she should have been dignified and reserved" (Kate Chopin).

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ban′ter·er n.
ban′ter·ing·ly adv.

banteringly

(ˈbæntərɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a bantering fashion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.banteringly - in a bantering fashionbanteringly - in a bantering fashion; "he spoke to her banteringly"
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There's a pretty fellow, now, he banteringly laughed, standing in the ship's bows, there's a jackal for ye
my dear, I am afraid you and your monk are wasting your powder," said Prince Andrew banteringly yet tenderly.
Because,' smiling Treasury turned him by the arm towards the sideboard and spoke banteringly, 'it never can be worth your while to come among us and help us.