Today's Word of the Day was used in George Eliot's masterwork, Middlemarch, which I am listening to via audiobooks in my iPad.
Word of the Day
"Droll" - adjective and noun [$10]
Droll means (adjective) 1. quaintly amusing; 2. strange, odd, surprising; (noun archaic) 1. a jester, an entertainer; 2. a quaintly amusing person.
Sentence: My dog, Lucky Star, put on a droll performance once as a puppy: she stuck her head into a sheepskin boot and proceeded to walk around the house with a boot on her head. The other dogs were surely thinking, "How droll!"
PS: 'drôle' is a very common word in French, meaning funny, comical, amusing.