Raillery

Definition of Raillery

Rail´ler`y   Pronunciation: răl´lẽr`ŷ or rāl´-; 277
n.1.Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment.
Let raillery be without malice or heat.
- B. Jonson.
Studies employed on low objects; the very naming of them is sufficient to turn them into raillery.
- Addison.

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badinage, banter, booing, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, derision, exchange, fleering, flippancy, fooling, fooling around, frivolity, give-and-take, good-natured banter, grinning, harmless teasing, hissing, hooting, invective, jape, jeering, jest, jesting, jive, joke, joking, josh, joshing, kidding, kidding around, leering, levity, mockery, panning, persiflage, pleasantry, ragging, rallying, razzing, repartee, ridicule, roasting, scoffing, smart-aleckiness, smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, sport, taunting, teasing, twit, twitting, vituperation
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