Definition Of droll


a jester or entertainer; a buffoon.

When English replaced Cornish as the language of Cornwall, the drolls' stories began to die out as the Cornish drolls died.

curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement.

his unique brand of droll self-mockery

Example Of droll

  • As a slugger approaches the plate your child says, with a hint of drollery , ‘You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him.‘

  • ‘It's either my magnetic personality,’ he says drolly , ‘or I'm invisible.’

  • ‘That's one who gets critical respect for their records, but doesn't sell any,’ he says drolly .

  • ‘Well, I can't say it was a rags-to-riches story,’ he says drolly .

  • ‘Yeah, that's what I thought,’ Ryan replied drolly .

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