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banter

ban·ter

banter

 
 
pronunciation:
baen tr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: witty, playful conversation.
The guests were all interesting people, and she enjoyed their banter at the dinner table.
synonyms:
badinage, persiflage, repartee
similar words:
joshing, kidding, raillery, ribbing, waggery
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in banter.
Shakespeare's characters banter amusingly throughout the first act of the play.
synonyms:
jest, rally
similar words:
joke, josh, kid
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bantered, bantering, banters
definition: to speak to in a light and playful manner.
synonyms:
badinage
similar words:
josh, kid, needle, pick on, rag, rally, rib, ride, tease
derivations: banteringly (adv.), banterer (n.)