adjective, droll·er, droll·est.
verb (used without object)
Origin of droll
Examples from the Web for drolly
With his conversation, he drolly remarked, he paid his way into society.Egoists|James Huneker
His manner was drolly that of a showman exhibiting a rare freak, newly captured.The Life of the Party|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
She tucked her chin down on her breast, and looked at her cousin so drolly that Harriet laughed through her tears.Peggy Owen at Yorktown|Lucy Foster Madison
At times her movements, which she must have studied so hard to master, were drolly womanish, especially those of the whole person.Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
But mostly the pictures were of a boy, a drolly solemn little fellow.Green Valley|Katharine Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for drolly
Word Origin for droll
Word Origin and History for drolly
1620s, from French drôle "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in Middle French a noun meaning "a merry fellow," possibly from Middle Dutch drol "fat little fellow, goblin," or Middle High German trolle "clown," ultimately from Old Norse troll "giant, troll" (see troll (n.)). Related: Drolly; drollish.