from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of droll: more droll
- n. A jester.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A jester; a droll.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jester; a buffoon.
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The 46-year-old Reznor is a much warmer, droller character than he appeared during Nine Inch Nails's anguished first decade when he sang lines such as "I hurt myself today/ To see if I still feel."
It is one of the droller conceits of the script - written by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick and an uncredited Elaine May-that to succeed in the new corporate New York world it can only help to be an animal.
Ephie laughed more roguishly, and Mrs. Cayhill allowed herself to find what her little daughter said, droller than before.
Don Quixote turned to the duchess and said, "Your highness may conceive that never had knight – errant in this world a more talkative or a droller squire than I have, and he will prove the truth of what I say, if your highness is pleased to accept of my services for a few days."
The duchess, as she listened to Sancho, was ready to die with laughter, and in her own mind she set him down as droller and madder than his master; and there were a good many just then who were of the same opinion.
The darker and more profound were his cogitations, the droller and more whimsical became the apparitions.
A droller set for the management of a ship of war was never seen anywhere.
It would be safe to say that a droller sight never was seen, and never will be, on the Pacific coast or any other.
She thought Ware's stories much droller than the admiral's, and quite as good as her grandfather's, which was a great concession.
Maria Ivanovna said nothing, but stared in amazement at her son, while her cap looked droller than ever.