Word to the Wise: Raillery

"Raillery" (RAY-luh-ree) – from the French for "to mock" – is good-natured banter or teasing.

Example (as used by Peter Brooks in World Elsewhere): "I moved from one knot of people to another, surrounded by a kind of envious respect because of Sophie’s interest in me, although subjected to a certain mordant raillery from some of this witty company."

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