droll·ery /ˈdrolri, ˈdrolə-/
Droll·er·y n.; pl. Drolleries
1. The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery; droll stories; comical gestures or manners.
The rich drollery of =\“She Stoops to Conquer.”\= -- Macaulay.
2. Something which serves to raise mirth; as: (a) A puppet show; also, a puppet. [Obs.] --Shak. (b) A lively or comic picture. [Obs.]
I bought an excellent drollery, which I afterward parted with to my brother George of Wotton. -- Evelyn.
n 1: a comic incident or series of incidents [syn: clowning, comedy,
2: a quaint and amusing jest [syn: waggery]