Synonyms for repartee

Grammar : Noun
Spell : rep-er-tee, -tey, -ahr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌrɛp ərˈti, -ˈteɪ, -ɑr-

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Définition of repartee

Origin :
  • 1640s, "quick remark," from French repartie "an answering blow or thrust" (originally a fencing term), noun use of fem. past participle of Old French repartir "to reply promptly, start out again," from re- "back" (see re-) + partir "to part, depart, start" (see part (n.)). In 17c. often spelled reparty (see -ee). Meaning "a series of sharp rejoinders exchanged" is from 1680s.
  • noun pleasant conversation
Example sentences :
  • They went on, repartee after repartee, as if inspired by each other's spirits.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He was quick at repartee, and his observations were gentle but pertinent.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • From the first, Alfred says, the old chap's only repartee was, 'You wait and you'll see!'
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Yet he returned to earth long enough to indulge in a mild bit of repartee.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Egon gave a laugh at his own repartee, but the Chancellor heard neither.
  • Extract from : « The Princess Virginia » by C. N. Williamson
  • And Rickards had to wipe his eyes as he laughed at the repartee.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • "You are always prepared to sacrifice your principles for a repartee," he answered.
  • Extract from : « The Moon and Sixpence » by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The three ladies were in high spirits and prompt at repartee.
  • Extract from : « The Child of Pleasure » by Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • For once the old gentleman had no repartee, but hurried down to the bank.
  • Extract from : « Pirate Gold » by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • But then again, what chance had his speech offered for repartee?
  • Extract from : « In the Mist of the Mountains » by Ethel Turner

Antonyms for repartee

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