droll


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droll

 (drōl)
adj. droll·er, droll·est
Amusingly odd or whimsically comical.
n. Archaic
A buffoon.

[French drôle, buffoon, droll, from Old French drolle, bon vivant, possibly from Middle Dutch drol, goblin.]

droll′ness n.
drol′ly adv.

droll

(drəʊl)
adj
amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
[C17: from French drôle scamp, from Middle Dutch: imp]
ˈdrollness n
ˈdrolly adv

droll

(droʊl)

adj. droll•er, droll•est,
n. adj.
1. amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
n.
2. a droll person; jester; wag.
[1615–25; < Middle French drolle pleasant rascal < Middle Dutch drol a fat little man]
droll′ness, n.
drol′ly, adv.
syn: See amusing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.droll - comical in an odd or whimsical manner; "a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

droll

droll

adjective
Translations

droll

[drəʊl] ADJgracioso, divertido

droll

[ˈdrəʊl] adjdrôle

droll

adj, drolly
advkomisch, amüsant

droll

[drəʊl] adj (old) (humour) → ameno/a; (expression) → buffo/a, strambo/a
References in classic literature ?
No wonder they laughed, for the expression of his face was droll enough to convulse a Quaker, as he stood and stared wildly from the unconscious innocents to the hilarious spectators with such dismay that Jo sat down on the floor and screamed.
His droll expression seemed to say that he had found the secret of contentment.
Oftener than once her coming had interrupted the droll story with which Robert was entertaining some amused group of married women.
She showed it step by step and room by room and secret by secret, with droll, delightful, childish talk about it and with the result, in half an hour, of our becoming immense friends.
John is a cautious man," he said, with a droll smile, "and it is not always easy to get his opinion about people, so I thought if I beat the bush on this side the birds would fly out, and I should learn what I wanted to know quickly; so now we will come to business.
In the height of the uproar and laughter, Sam, however, preserved an immovable gravity, only from time to time rolling his eyes up, and giving his auditors divers inexpressibly droll glances, without departing from the sententious elevation of his oratory.
Linton eyed him with a droll expression - half angry, half laughing at his fastidiousness.
But go and see that droll dog," the little man persisted, calling after him.
He went in quest of sympathy - in quest of that droll article that we all suppose ourselves to want when in a strait, and have agreed to call advice; and he went, besides, with vague but rather splendid expectations of relief.
As to Porthos--oh, as to Porthos, faith, that's a droll affair
All this, set off by the presence of that excellent prince, who was so good-natured, who invented so droll tricks against Monsieur de Chavigny and so fine jokes against Mazarin, made for La Ramee the approaching Pentecost one of the four great feasts of the year.
A droll cut of the eye showed either that he knew him of old, or perceived at once his characteristics.