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Definition comical in an odd way


comical — while clever and understated
  • I appreciate her droll sense of humor.
droll = comical in an odd way


comical — while clever and understated
  • I can usually count on a droll tweet a week from her.
  • droll = comical in an odd way


    comical — while clever and understated
  • "Imagine my surprise," Jess added drolly, "when I was her last resort."
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Dry, droll, and a heart of gold.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • How droll and dry he was!
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Droll was the word he used, I think.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Droll thing life is—that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Adah would, of course, say something more droll, such as "Why, Rachel, your interest in personal hygiene has truly become a higher calling.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "Well," said Alan, with one of his droll looks, "I was rather in hopes it would maybe get us that boat."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • He is so droll, that Samson.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Laughingly with a few droll caresses he turned me about so that I faced the gigantic mirror on the wall.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • She looked at him with the droll, mischievous expression of a child.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • "Freddie, you are so droll," she replied.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • "Uh-huh," Aria said drolly, watching him scamper away, his boxers slowly sliding down to reveal his pale, defined-from-running butt.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • That droll action established anew Milly's faith in an understanding between her and this man.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Mrs. Fanning rolled her hips in a droll way like someone trying to keep up a Hula-Hoop.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • His droll expression seemed to say that he had found the secret of contentment.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Muishkin turned, and to his great surprise observed a red, flushed face and a droll-looking figure which he recognized at once as that of Ferdishenko.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Unlike stone-faced Mr. Pavlikovsky he was quite talkative, full of jokes or anekdoty as he called them, which he told in a droll, rapid-fire monotone.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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