an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.
to address with banter; chaff.
to use banter.
Lynch avoids the packed Billy Wilder Theater to wait backstage, while Brand sits in the front row, bantering with his neighbors.
David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles Sean Macaulay April 6, 2013
Amid a din of bantering of her personality, Paltrow pulled off a charming guest arc on Glee, winning an Emmy for her work.
Why Do We Still Hate Gwyneth Paltrow? Kevin Fallon May 1, 2013
He cast himself, he cast lovers, ex-lovers, friends, collaborators, and his films became famous for their bantering specificity.
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Dont be so suspicious, responded Marjorie, adopting Jerrys bantering tone.
Marjorie Dean, High School Junior Pauline Lester
Now and then, he laughed in a merry way, as if he were bantering her out of something.
To be Read at Dusk Charles Dickens
The Duke of Hereward sought out his hostess, and entered into a bantering conversation with her.
The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
This bantering is most pointed if we assume that Rosaline was dark rather than fair.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
He dropped the battered pencil case into it, and his bantering tone changed instantly.
Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
Gilbert’s voice had changed from its bantering note to a note of resolve.
Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
Yet, despite his bantering tone, it was easy to see that he took an equal pleasure in the meeting.
Count Bunker J. Storer Clouston
to speak to or tease lightly or jokingly
light, teasing, or joking language or repartee
1670s, origin uncertain; said by Swift to be a word from London street slang. Related: Bantered; bantering. The noun is from 1680s.
a brand of methantheline.
- Banti’s syndrome
banti’s syndrome Banti’s syndrome Ban·ti’s syndrome (bām’tēz, bän’-) n. Chronic congestive enlargement of the spleen that occurs primarily in children following hypertension in the portal or splenic veins and is characterized by anemia, splenomegaly, ascites, jaundice, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Also called Banti’s disease, splenic anemia.
Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923. (often lowercase) Bantingism. to lose weight by practicing Bantingism. a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number. Historical Examples Not so bad, after all, this Banting […]
Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923. (often lowercase) Bantingism. a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number. noun (obsolete) slimming by avoiding eating sugar, starch, and fat noun Sir Frederick Grant. 1891–1941, […]