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English Dictionary: droll by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. comical in an odd or whimsical manner; "a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Droll \Droll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drolled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To jest; to play the buffoon. [R.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Droll \Droll\, v. t.
      1. To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest;
            to cajole.
                     Men that will not be reasoned into their senses, may
                     yet be laughed or drolled into them.   --L'Estrange.
      2. To make a jest of; to set in a comical light. [R.]
                     This drolling everything is rather fatiguing. -- W.
                                                                              D. Howells.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Droll \Droll\, a. [Compar. {Droller}; superl. {Drollest}.] [F.
      dr[93]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[94]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
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