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Definition of "raillery" [rail•ler•y]

  • Good-natured teasing or ridicule; banter. (noun)
  • An instance of bantering or teasing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "raillery" in a sentence
  • "They took their revenge in raillery, which was not always good-natured."
  • "I wish I could once clearly understand the state of your mind about Mr Vincent, and then I should be able to judge how far I might indulge myself in raillery without being absolutely impertinent."
  • "He assumed a tone of raillery, which is, perhaps, the readiest mode of escaping from the feelings of self-reproof."