Pleasantry and Raillery


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Pleasantry noun – Something said or done to cause laughter.
Usage example: his after-dinner speeches usually include the sort of gentle pleasantry that raises a chuckle

Raillery is a synonym for pleasantry in amusement topic. In some cases you can use "Raillery" instead a noun "Pleasantry", when it comes to topics like banter.
Nearby Word: pleasant
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Raillery noun – Good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks.
Usage example: Luke had to put up with a lot of raillery from his sister the first time he asked a girl for a date

Pleasantry is a synonym for raillery in teasing topic. You can use "Pleasantry" instead a noun "Raillery", if it concerns topics such as amusement, banter, bantering.
Synonyms for Raillery
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