AskDefine | Define raillery

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raillery n : light teasing repartee [syn: banter, give-and-take, backchat]

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  1. good-natured ridicule, jest or banter


Jane Eyre: by Charlotte Brontë - 1850
Excitement instantly seized the whole party: a running fire of raillery and jests was proceeding when Sam returned.

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