Definition of banteringly in English:



  • See banter

    • ‘‘I was advising Brother Nikhil to seek your protection,’ she continued banteringly.’
    • ‘She banteringly replied that she did not believe him and dared him to prove the truth of his assertion.’
    • ‘They often speak banteringly, but they have the credentials and the clout to back what they say.’
    • ‘‘I was just going to observe,’ said Storrs banteringly, what a strong resemblance there is between you and your aunt.’’
    • ‘To carry this on the proposed trip was too great a risk, and I was asked banteringly to act as banker.’