Meaning of drollness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdrəʊlnəs/

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See droll

‘I believe that the power to command is the first duty you must relieve yourself of,’ he returned, with equal drollness.’
  • ‘Indeed, they were all about anarchy in atrophy, a chance to witness real drollness and intelligence in an unforced and incredibly clever manner.’
  • ‘Witty as Greenberg is, he doesn't snag the drollness of Hitchcock's humor as well as he might.’
  • ‘I had inferred his wry sense of humor from the reciprocal drollness of his handwritten exchanges with Robert Kennedy.’
  • ‘But most people appreciate the candor behind the drollness and understand that the intention was well meant.’