from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A jester; a buffoon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A jester; a droll.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of droll: more droll
  • noun obsolete A jester.


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  • The 46-year-old Reznor is a much warmer, droller character than he appeared during Nine Inch Nails's anguished first decade when he sang lines such as "I hurt myself today/ To see if I still feel."

    Trent Reznor: 'I'm not at war with myself as I once was' 2011

  • It is one of the droller conceits of the script - written by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick and an uncredited Elaine May-that to succeed in the new corporate New York world it can only help to be an animal.

    Jack Cries Wolf 2008

  • Ephie laughed more roguishly, and Mrs. Cayhill allowed herself to find what her little daughter said, droller than before.

    Maurice Guest 2003

  • Don Quixote turned to the duchess and said, "Your highness may conceive that never had knight – errant in this world a more talkative or a droller squire than I have, and he will prove the truth of what I say, if your highness is pleased to accept of my services for a few days."

    Don Quixote 2002

  • The duchess, as she listened to Sancho, was ready to die with laughter, and in her own mind she set him down as droller and madder than his master; and there were a good many just then who were of the same opinion.

    Don Quixote 2002

  • The darker and more profound were his cogitations, the droller and more whimsical became the apparitions.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863 Various

  • A droller set for the management of a ship of war was never seen anywhere.

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  • It would be safe to say that a droller sight never was seen, and never will be, on the Pacific coast or any other.

    Ramona 1921

  • She thought Ware's stories much droller than the admiral's, and quite as good as her grandfather's, which was a great concession.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson 1906

  • Maria Ivanovna said nothing, but stared in amazement at her son, while her cap looked droller than ever.

    Sanine Mikhail Petrovich Artzybashev 1902


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