Banter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæntər|  American pronunciation of the word banter
Brit.  |ˈbantə|  British pronunciation of the word banter

noun

- light teasing repartee (syn: backchat, give-and-take, raillery)

verb

- be silly or tease one another (syn: chaff, jolly, josh, kid)

Examples

...the teacher bantered pleasantly, albeit a bit awkwardly, with the students at the school dance...

I enjoyed hearing their good-natured banter.

...members of the Algonquin Round Table were known for their brilliant and witty banter...

I watched the guys as they bantered with the waitresses.

...shocked at the blue banter she heard on that satellite-radio talk show...

...the bridal shower was filled with risqué banter and laughter...

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