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banternoun [U]

uk   /ˈbæn.tər/  us   /ˈbæn.t̬ɚ/
conversation that is funny and not serious: He considered himself a master of witty banter.

banterverb [I]

uk   /ˈbæn.tər/  us   /ˈbæn.t̬ɚ/
to talk to someone in a friendly and humorous way: He stood around bantering with his colleagues.
bantering
adjective uk   /ˈbæn.tə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈbæn.t̬ɚ.ɪŋ/
I grew weary of his bantering style of conversation.
(Definition of banter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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banternoun [U]

 us   /ˈbæn·tər/
conversation that is not serious and is often playful: That kind of banter isn’t appropriate at work.
(Definition of banter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “banter”
in Vietnamese sự trêu đùa…
in Spanish bromas, broma…
in Malaysian gurau senda…
in Thai การล้อเล่น…
in French taquinerie(s)…
in German der Scherz…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開玩笑,逗樂…
in Russian шутливая беседа…
in Turkish şaka, latife, alay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开玩笑,逗乐…
in Indonesian canda, olok-olok…
in Polish żarty, przekomarzanie…
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