reply, badinage, chaff, answer, give-and-take, joke, raillery, chatter, persiflage, rejoinder, chat, retort, study at wit, quip, conversation, jesting, comeback, wit, ask, gossip, banter, waffle, sparring, small talk, joshing, schmooze, response, backchat, riposte, heart-to-heart
- He thought that was pretty good repartee, even if it was only mental. - "The Eye of Wilbur Mook", H. B. Hickey.
- They appear to be well treated; at least they are always in good spirits, laughing and joking with each other, and always ready with quick repartee to remarks flung at them by the safari boys. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.
- " King of repartee," he added, regaining his voice. - "Joe Burke's Last Stand", John Moncure Wetterau.