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repartee

noun [U] uk   /ˌrep.ɑːˈtiː/ us    /-ɑːr-/
quick and usually funny answers and remarks in conversation: Oscar Wilde's plays are full of witty repartee.
Translations of “repartee”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機敏的應答, 妙語如珠的話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机敏的应答, 妙语如珠的话…
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