droll droll  /d ˈroʊl/


  • (adj) comical in an odd or whimsical manner


  1. One gets a sense of John's droll perspective when he hands his business card.
  2. John was an exceptionally nice man, modest and sometimes droll, and as a farsighted manager, he devoutly believed in hard work and mentoring his teammates.
  3. Droll comments put in big fonts near every hole made playing golf little more fun.


  • Much Ado About Nothing: Joss Whedon’s House Party

    Try this game: What TV ensemble would you like to see perform a classic play? You might imagine the folks from Mad Men in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest: Don Draper and Roger as the droll Londoners, Joan and Betty as the wily young women they meet in the country and, perhaps, Bert Cooper (Bobby Morse) in drag as Lady Bracknell. The characters in The Simpsons? They could populate a ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

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  1. "Menacing, mercurial, droll and diabolical, Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight kept us all on edge, anxious to see what act of appalling mischief he might commit next," Kline said. "With this ...... performance, as well as with a...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Kevin Kline Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. Asked about Kirk's readiness to serve a few tough months in the Senate, Shrum said: "He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee, which is one of the toughest jobs in politics. He has a very droll sense of humor, but you have to know him...
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Bob Shrum Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Call it what you will - dry, lugubrious, droll, deadpan - it was a unique way of dealing with the show's inherent verbal challenges - and with the other panellists," wrote Damazer on the Radio 4 blog this morning. "And his richly varied life...
    on Apr 16, 2009 By: Mark Damazer Source: guardian.co.uk

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