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Definition of Droll

  • Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
  • One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
  • Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
  • To jest; to play the buffoon.
  • To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
  • To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.

How to use droll in a sentence. Droll pronunciation.

A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
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Sometimes he disturbed the court by his droll and humorous illustrations, which called out irrepressible laughter but generally he was grave and earnest in matters of importance; and he was always at home in the courtroom, quiet, collected, and dignified, awkward as was his figure and his gesticulation.
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This last notion, in the reaction he felt, sounded so droll to Saxe that he turned away his head for fear the guide should see him smile.
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This idea seemed so droll that he could not refrain from smiling.
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By this time, however, Vesta had reached the kitchen, secured a little broom, and returned, a droll determination lighting her face.
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That is a droll word.
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He was a droll dwarf, and, in his way, had good times in the world.
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The whole thing seemed droll; the noise of the Swami's voice was most harmonious.
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After this, he would come back, laughing lustily from pure good humour: while the Frenchman wrinkled his small face into ten thousand creases, and said how droll it was, and what a brave boy was that Friar!
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There was, certainly nothing solemn or effective in it; and certainly very much that was droll and tawdry.
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Each carries in his hand, a nosegay, of the size of a fine cauliflower; and two of them, on this occasion, wore spectacles; which, remembering the characters they sustained, I thought a droll appendage to the costume.
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It appeared to me, however, that I could detect a droll twinkle in his eye: his curiosity, if he had any, was soon gratified; he made me a kind of bow, pulled out a snuff-box, took a pinch of snuff, and again bent his head over the page.
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Following the example of Aristophanes, he coined an enormous number of interminable words, droll expressions, sudden and surprising constructions.
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Then did the droll answer him thus: 'Albarildim gotfano dechmin brin alabo dordio falbroth ringuam albaras.
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Then said the droll again: 'Agonou dont oussys vous desdagnez algorou: nou den farou zamist vous mariston ulbrou, fousques voubrol tant bredaguez moupreton dengoulhoust, daguez daguez non cropys fost pardonnoflist nougrou.
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Nay, besides these, many societies that make a great figure in the world are reflected on in this book; which caused Rabelais to study to be dark, and even bedaub it with many loose expressions, that he might not be thought to have any other design than to droll; in a manner bewraying his book that his enemies might not bite it.
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Villon replied that the statute reached no farther than farces, drolls, antics, loose and dissolute games, and that he asked no more than what he had seen allowed at Brussels and other places.
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I'll let you know whether I think it droll!
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This has happened to the oldest inhabitants, about whom many droll stories have been told.
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He possessed a capital fund of anecdote, and Warburton, being an Army man, loved a good droll story.
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Examples of Droll

Example #1
David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
Example #2
Arabs and fellaheen squatting at street corners looked at him with furtive interest.
Example #3
But it was not as a lawyer that Lincoln was famous.
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If not the undisputed leader of his circuit, he was the most beloved.
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But Melchior saw nothing; and stooping down again, he rose.
Example #6
The chalet is built up with a warm shelter beneath for the little flock or herd.