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Serious in his reporting but droll in delivery, Mudd would broadcast from the Capitol every day the civil rights filibuster lasted, an idea that sprang from Fred Friendly, the new head of CBS News.
THE MEDIA WILL BE KEY TO OVERCOMING A SENATE FILIBUSTER ON VOTING RIGHTSDONALD RITCHIEAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His droll, dark playfulness spills over into the recreations, too.
IT’S ASTOUNDING THAT HBO’S NEW DOCUSERIES EXTERMINATE ALL THE BRUTES EVEN EXISTSALISSA WILKINSONAPRIL 9, 2021VOX
Her observation of the fragility and loveliness of daily life is so sharp and her commentary so droll, trenchant and precise, that the modest world she describes becomes almost numinous.
‘BROOD,’ A QUIET MEDITATION ON THE SMALL STUFF, MAKES FOR A PERFECT PANDEMIC READJENNIFER REESEMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
No one would listen to him but old Monsieur Farival, who went into convulsions over the droll story.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
If this be so, doubtless there must likewise be the ghosts of dogs (what "droll dogs" they must be), also of puppies, and asses.
SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
Irish anecdotes are exceedingly droll; but they only tend to show the thoughtless side of the Irish character.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
"Your interference in my affairs grows really droll, monsieur," said the Marquis tartly.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The close association of Parpon and Valmond—that was droll; yet, too, it had a sort of fitness, she knew scarcely why.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
He was launched on an adventure as whimsical as tragical, if he was an impostor; and if he was not, as pathetic as droll.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The baron looked at him with a wink so droll, that his little black eyelashes disappeared amid his yellow fat.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO DROLL

  • amusing
  • arbitrary
  • capricious
  • chancy
  • chimerical
  • comical
  • curious
  • dicey
  • droll
  • eccentric
  • erratic
  • fantastic
  • flaky
  • freakish
  • funny
  • kinky
  • mischievous
  • odd
  • peculiar
  • quaint
  • queer
  • quizzical
  • singular
  • uncertain
  • unpredictable
  • unusual
  • waggish
  • wayward
  • weird
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