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Definition of Droll

Droll
Droll Droll, n. 1. One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew. --Prior. 2. Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
Droll
Droll Droll, a. [Compar. Droller; superl. Drollest.] [F. dr[^o]le; cf. G. & D. drollig, LG. drullig, D. drol a thick and short person, a droll, Sw. troll a magical appearance, demon, trolla to use magic arts, enchant, Dan. trold elf, imp, Icel. tr["o]ll giant, magician, evil spirit, monster. If this is the origin, cf. Trull.] Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange. Syn: Comic; comical; farcical; diverting; humorous; ridiculous; queer; odd; waggish; facetious; merry; laughable; ludicrous. -- Droll, Laughable, Comical. Laughable is the generic term, denoting anything exciting laughter or worthy of laughter; comical denotes something of the kind exhibited in comedies, something humorous of the kind exhibited in comedies, something, as it were, dramatically humorous; droll stands lower on the scale, having reference to persons or things which excite laughter by their buffoonery or oddity. A laughable incident; a comical adventure; a droll story.
Droll
Droll Droll, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Drolling.] To jest; to play the buffoon. [R.]

Meaning of Droll from wikipedia

- A droll is a short comical sketch of a type that originated during the Puritan Interregnum in England. With the closure of the theatres, actors were left...
- Martin Drolling (Oberhergheim, 1752 – Paris, 1817, aka Drolling the Elder) was a French painter. He was father to Michel Martin Drolling, and to Louise-Adéone...
- Drolling is an archaic term for the act of playing the fool. It is also a surname. Michel Martin Drolling (1789–1851), French painter Martin Drolling...
- Gibb Droll is an American guitarist known for his blues-infused rock. He is the founder of the Gibb Droll Band, but more recently has pla**** with the group...
- Droll Role (foaled 1968 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He is best known for a series of wins in major North American turf races...
- Gerard "Gerry" Droller (1905? - 1992)[citation needed] was a German CIA officer involved in the covert 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état and the recruitment...
- Homestuck is a webcomic written, illustrated, and animated by American author and artist Andrew Hussie, and it is the fourth overall webcomic published...
- frequently performs with a backing band as "Keller Williams with Moseley Droll and Sipe". Formed in 2007 as the WMDs, they first pla**** at the Bonnaroo...
- had a long and prolific career in radio, television, and film, often as droll villains. Between 1940 and 1989, he appeared in over 260 films, television...
- Drölling, also known as Madame Joubert (29 May 1797 - before 30 April 1836) was a French painter and draughtswoman. Both her father, Martin Drolling,...
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