Definitions for railleryˈreɪ lə ri

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word raillery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat(noun)

    light teasing repartee

Wiktionary

  1. raillery(Noun)

    good-natured ridicule, jest or banter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raillery(noun)

    pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment

  2. Origin: [F. raillerie, fr. railler. See Rail to scoff.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

  2. Aristotle:

    Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

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