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Raillery definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RA'ILLERY, n.
Banter; jesting language; good humored pleasantry or slight satire; satirical merriment.
Let raillery be without malice or heat.
- Studies employed on low objects; the very naming of them is sufficient to turn them into raillery.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: light teasing repartee [syn: banter, raillery, give- and-take, backchat]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -leries) Etymology: French raillerie, from Middle French, from railler to mock Date: 1653 1. good-natured ridicule ; banter 2. jest

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 good-humoured ridicule; rallying. 2 an instance of this. Etymology: F raillerie (as RAIL(2))

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Raillery Rail"ler*y (r[a^]l"l[~e]r*[y^] or r[=a]l"-; 277), n. [F. raillerie, fr. railler. See Rail to scoff.] Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment. Let raillery be without malice or heat. --B. Jonson. Studies employed on low objects; the very naming of them is sufficient to turn them into raillery. --Addison.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Banter, irony, slight ridicule, good-humored satire, pleasantry, joke, satirical merriment, jesting language.

Moby Thesaurus

badinage, banter, booing, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, derision, exchange, fleering, flippancy, fooling, fooling around, frivolity, give-and-take, good-natured banter, grinning, harmless teasing, hissing, hooting, invective, jape, jeering, jest, jesting, jive, joke, joking, josh, joshing, kidding, kidding around, leering, levity, mockery, panning, persiflage, pleasantry, ragging, rallying, razzing, repartee, ridicule, roasting, scoffing, smart-aleckiness, smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, sport, taunting, teasing, twit, twitting, vituperation




 


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