light, bantering talk or writing.
a frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject.
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How to use persiflage in a sentence
"There's a little too much persiflage around here," he said sternly.The Varmint | Owen Johnson
Forester smiled, but not without anger, at the quiet persiflage of her manner.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
The proprietor of the Kingsbury Tavern smiled indulgently at this persiflage.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete | Winston Churchill
All this persiflage, in harmony with the polemics of the Gorgias, derides and degrades the Rhetors collectively.
What brilliant effort of persiflage was to follow will never be known, for at that moment came Sanders.The Keepers of the King's Peace | Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for persiflage
light frivolous conversation, style, or treatment; friendly teasing
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