light, playful banter or raillery.
to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.
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How to use badinage in a sentence
Going back, Liszt indulged in a little graceful badinage apropos of the concerto.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
He felt the pathos of her black gown; but she had rallied from the first shock of her sorrow, and met him in his key of badinage.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
He challenged me, in badinage, as though he had a right to say who should visit Wardour.The Diamond Coterie | Lawrence L. Lynch
I could not be annoyed at this mingling of praise and badinage, especially when she relieved me from all sense of intrusion.
What badinage to toss into the face of a man who had braved death upon a hundred battle-fields and all for "loyalty!"The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
British Dictionary definitions for badinage
playful or frivolous repartee or banter
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