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uk   /drəʊl/  us   /droʊl/
humorous, ​especially in an ​unusual way: a droll ​remark/​expression/​person
adverb uk   /ˈdrəʊ.li/  us   /ˈdroʊ.li/
(Definition of droll from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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drolladjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /droʊl/
amusing in an ​unusual way: I always ​loved his droll ​sense of ​humor.
(Definition of droll from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “droll”
in Arabic مَضحِك…
in Korean 우스꽝스러운…
in Portuguese divertido…
in Catalan còmic, graciós…
in Japanese おどけた…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指异常)可笑的,古怪离奇的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指異常)可笑的,古怪離奇的…
in Italian buffo, ameno…
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