bantering


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Related to bantering: mock-heroic, mock-serious

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).

[Origin unknown.]

ban′ter·er n.
ban′ter·ing·ly adv.

bantering

(ˈbæntərɪŋ)
adj
teasing or facetious, or characterized by facetiousness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bantering - cleverly amusing in tonebantering - cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
Translations

bantering

[ˈbæntərɪŋ]
A. ADJ [tone] → de chanza
B. N = banter A

bantering

adj (= joking)scherzhaft; (= teasing)neckend, flachsig (dial)
References in classic literature ?
From the date of their conversation after the party at Princess Tverskaya's he had never spoken again to Anna of his suspicions and his jealousies, and that habitual tone of his bantering mimicry was the most convenient tone possible for his present attitude to his wife.
Foremost through the sparkling sea shoots on the gay, embattled, bantering bow, but only to drag dark Ahab after it, where he broods within his sternward cabin, builded over the dead water of the wake, and further on, hunted by its wolfish gurglings.
said Jones; "no, sir; to Miss Nancy Miller, the daughter of Mrs Miller, at whose house he lodged; a young lady, who, though her mother is reduced to let lodgings--"--"Are you bantering, or are you in earnest?
Fix," said he, in a bantering tone, "shall we be so unfortunate as to lose you when we get to Hong Kong?