Pleasantry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplezntri|  American pronunciation of the word pleasantry
Brit.  |ˈplɛz(ə)ntri|  British pronunciation of the word pleasantry

noun

- an agreeable or amusing remark

Examples

...“how are you” is merely a social pleasantry...

...his after-dinner speeches usually include the sort of gentle pleasantry that raises a chuckle...

We shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.

We lose the relish for the thousand pleasantries of life.

Stephen and Mr Illing exchanged pleasantries.

Word forms

noun
singular: pleasantry
plural: pleasantries
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