- good-humored ridicule; banter.
- a bantering remark.
Origin of raillery
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Related Words for railleryfun, badinage, ridicule, teasing, ribbing, play, mockery, banter, satire, pleasantry, derision, roasting, sport, irony, persiflage, parody, razzing, jesting, joking, joshing
Examples from the Web for raillery
Historical Examples of raillery
For my own part, I thought pride in his case an improper subject for raillery.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Her raillery, like the raillery of princes, was without fear of retort.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
I have done with raillery: my first, my only object, is your happiness.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
For the edge may be taken off, if it does not make the subject of its raillery wince a little.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
I was a little afraid of his raillery, and of the quickness of his observation.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
- light-hearted satire or ridicule; banter
- an example of this, esp a bantering remark