Definition of pleasantry :
That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor; cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark; badinage.
joke, comedy, civility, game, politeness, jocularity, fun, wit, amenity, banter, courtesy, raillery, witticism, playfulness, drollery, joking, humor, quip, waggishness, jest, waggery, propriety, facetiousness, burlesque, merriment
- But, taking leave of what the writer says in his serious part, if he be serious in any part, I shall only just point out a piece of his pleasantry. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- Having delivered himself of this pleasantry, Doctor Lorquin continued in a graver tone:- Hullin, I must pull your ears! - "The Invasion of France in 1814", Ã‰mile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian.
- He had only given it a tardy and cold assent, qualified by an occasional sally of keen pleasantry. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.