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repartee

rep·ar·tee

repartee

 
 
pronunciation:
re pr ti [or] re par teI
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick, clever reply; witty retort.
He was stunned at her clever repartee and was momentarily at a loss for words.
synonyms:
comeback, one-liner, quip, wisecrack, zinger
definition 2: conversation characterized by this type of reply; clever banter.
She invited brilliant playwrights and novelists to her dinner parties because she enjoyed their repartee.
synonyms:
banter
definition 3: skill in making witty replies.
He's intelligent and thoughtful, but he has little repartee.
synonyms:
cleverness, wit
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