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