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Definitions for repartee
ˌrɛp ərˈti, -ˈteɪ, -ɑr-repar·tee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repartee(noun)

    adroitness and cleverness in reply


  1. repartee(Noun)

    A swift, witty retort.

  2. repartee(Noun)

    A conversation marked by a series of witty retorts.

  3. repartee(Verb)

    To reply with a repartee

  4. repartee(Verb)

    To have a repartee (conversation marked by repartees)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repartee(noun)

    a smart, ready, and witty reply

  2. Repartee(verb)

    to make smart and witty replies

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repartee

    rep-ar-tē′, n. a smart, ready, and witty reply.—v.i. to make witty replies. [O. Fr. repartierepartir, to go back again—re-, back, partir, to set out—L. partīri, to divide.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. repartee

    Any remark which is so clever that it makes the listener wish he had said it himself.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    The sassy habit of talking back.

Anagrams for repartee »

  1. pear tree

  2. repeater

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repartee in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repartee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of repartee in a Sentence

  1. Shashi Tharoor:

    He ... discovered his inner politician, he's active in parliament. He's more confident. His repartee shows he can think on his feet.

  2. Gillian Anderson:

    I can only imagine that at the beginning, they wanted me to be the sidekick, or that, somehow, maybe it was enough of a change just to see a woman having this kind of intellectual repartee with a man on camera, and surely the audience couldn't deal with actually seeing them walk side by side!

Images & Illustrations of repartee

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  • Schlagfertigkeit, schlagfertige Antwort, SchlagabtauschGerman
  • repartieFrench
  • prepucavanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • kvick replik, rappt svar, raljerande, fyndighet, slagfärdighet, kvickhetSwedish
  • şıpyanıt, hazırcevapTurkish

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