(superl.) Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
(n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
(n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
(v. i.) To jest; to play the buffoon.
(v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
(v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
(1) "It's like revisiting an old world," says Topley-Bird, who is droll and spacey where Tricky is hyperactively chatty.
(2) Obama's roommates were Paul Carpenter, a blond southern Californian who occasionally took his friends surfing (bodysurfing, in Barry's case), and Imad Husain, an intellectual Pakistani with a droll sense of humour who grew up in Karachi (though his parents now lived in Dubai) and finished his secondary education at Bedford School in the UK.
(3) She is by far the most popular …" Ms Harman was careful not to smile at this gallant jibe, but most of the shadow cabinet thought it very droll and smiled happily.
(4) Patterson says that she felt the most sympathy for her father, quietly droll, music-loving, a former Japanese POW.
(5) Tom was unsuited to the home-improvement periodicals for which he wrote in the late 70s, but in 1980 his droll and quizzical reviews began to appear in New Music News, an underground rock weekly launched by Felix Dennis to fill the vacuum left by the strike-bound NME and Melody Maker.
(6) She is the drama's underdog, but Lindqvist's droll, bullish performance elicits the most memorable moments of humour and pathos (as well as several uncomfortable moments in that bikini).
(7) His show was loose and disconnected, delivered in a droll, semi-stoned style that allowed him to ramble gently from one topic to the next.
(8) Here he reviews games with droll and super-fast wit, against a backdrop of animation.
(9) What happened to the droll and down-to-earth candidate who, without a qualm, is now embracing the Bonapartist style of Charles de Gaulle's presidency?
(11) "He was like, 'I've thrown parents in the pool before, don't make me throw you,'" says Tony, adopting a hangdog look and mimicking Murray in the lowest, most droll voice possible.
(12) Most of all, I will miss his style: his suave deportment; his droll sense of humour; his understatement and his physical energy; his articulacy; his charm; his grace.
(13) It's been significantly updated – the stand-out moment for me was when Beryl and Betty did a rap over Don't Stop Me Now (they do the words – "I'm a sex machine, ready to reload", which is droll for their dry delivery – but they also chat all the way through: "I think you were out of tune, there".
(14) In a presentation so droll that the people who came after him kicked off with "We're not going to be as enjoyable as that, I'm afraid", Haslam emphasised activity, more activity, sustainable activity – best of all, routine activity, that is built into your life and carries on regardless of the weather, or whether you've broken your arm.
(15) 1 Know thine enemy It is droll to observe nutritional advice at the public health level; governments and their agencies always approach obesity as though it were a problem of information or – in the popular phrasing – "awareness".
(16) Friday's launch was fun (cue Zuckerberg's droll status update: "Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on Nasdaq") but there's a tendency to see stock market flotations as the culmination of a company's existence.
(17) Every morning, he announces the location of each piece on his website and invites people to call a hotline for droll descriptions of the artwork's inspiration.
(18) Tristram is quite droll about the demands of the narrative, and describes the distance it puts between her and the disease as a kind of relief.
(19) His LinkedIn account is also testament to a droll sense of humour with a minimal CV.
(20) All very droll – but perhaps the self-proclaimed "cock of the walk" might like to think about letting the dust settle?
(v. i.) To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools.
(1) Any method employed for the control of drooling must still allow a sufficient volume of flow for mastication, deglutition and oral hygiene.
(2) These results are discussed and compared to the alternative drug and surgical approaches to treatment that have been the primary focus of recent research on drooling.
(3) The efficacy of a feeding program to decrease drooling and increase vocalizations by promoting mouth closure was explored in two boys with cerebral palsy through the use of oral facilitation techniques.
(4) Unhappily, drooling also may lead to several unfortunate medical and psychosocial outcomes for the affected patient.
(5) We conclude that drooling, agitation, and absence of cough are predictors of epiglottitis, but clinical findings alone cannot exclude epiglottitis in every child who appears to have laryngotracheitis.
(6) I report a series of 20 patients who had excellent results from this, with amelioration of the drooling and minimal postoperative complications.
(7) In the case study described, transdermal scopolamine patches were found to be effective for controlling drooling in a traumatic brain-injured patient for whom more conservative methods failed.
(8) The calf initially drooled blood-tinged saliva and drank with difficulty.
(9) Transposition of the corner of the mouth utilizing the Z-plasty technique has proven to be an effective method to correct the drooling and garbled speech associated with facial paralysis.
(10) The bare statistics he provided in various tests and drills left the scouts drooling.
(11) At a time when centre-left parties are struggling all across Europe, with the German social democrats reduced to a mere 26% of the vote and Norway's social democratic government pushed into opposition less than two months ago (in spite of a massive oil-based sovereign wealth fund that has Scottish nationalists drooling with envy), Scotland's progressive societal argument based on Nordic and continental models may seem too fanciful for comfort.
(12) A tender Théophile wipes the drool from the corner of his mouth, then cries with his mother.
(13) He was alert and speaking without difficulty but was drooling, gagging, coughing, and unable to swallow.
(14) Transdermal scopolamine patches (1.5 mg) were used to control drooling in a two-year-old boy with severe spastic quadriparetic cerebral palsy and developmental delay.
(15) At this point, venture capitalists are drooling over bitcoin and its possibilities,” says Roger Ver, a bitcoin investor and evangelist whose philanthropic donations earned him the nickname “ Bitcoin Jesus ”.
(16) This type of medication appears to be useful in the treatment of drooling.
(17) We present a case in which troublesome postoperative drooling at the commissures was corrected by a local muscle reconstruction and interdigitation to recreate the normal muscular forces at the angles.
(18) We report a 10-year experience with 123 patients who had the surgical treatment for drooling originally described by Wilkie.
(19) Simply because he is not begging on a street corner (except when he's busking, which he does with glorious chutzpah) or drooling with a spent needle hanging from his arm, you presume he is doing fine.
(20) The surgical procedure resulted in a dramatic decrease in drooling and odor levels.