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droll
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
comical in an odd way

or:

comical — while clever and understated
  • At other times the old man would tell them stories of robberies he had committed in his younger days: mixed up with so much that was droll and curious, that Oliver could not help laughing heartily, and showing that he was amused in spite of all his better feelings.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (97% in)
  • ...thoughtful Harry Maylie might have been at first, he was not proof against the worthy gentleman's good humour, which displayed itself in a great variety of sallies and professional recollections, and an abundance of small jokes, which struck Oliver as being the drollest things he had ever heard, and caused him to laugh proportionately; to the evident satisfaction of the doctor, who laughed immoderately at himself, and made Harry laugh almost as heartily, by the very force of sympathy.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (65% in)

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