Rejoinder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdʒɔɪndər|  American pronunciation of the word rejoinder
Brit.  |rɪˈdʒɔɪndə|  British pronunciation of the word rejoinder

noun

- a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)(syn: comeback, counter, replication, retort, return, riposte)

it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

- (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication

Examples

The article was a stinging rejoinder to her critics.

...he always has a smart-aleck rejoinder to everything...

He tried to think of a snappy rejoinder.

it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Word forms

noun
singular: rejoinder
plural: rejoinders
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