V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) an amusing and clever remark; (v.) to make an amusing or clever remark

Synonyms: (n.) witticism, joke, jibe, wisecrack, clever remark; (v.) joke, jibe, banter, retort, jest

Antonyms: speech, oration

Tips: Quip is a great noun and a great verb to use whenever someone makes a witty comment. You can call the witty comment a quip. See usage examples.

Usage Examples:

At the hospital, we asked him why he was so relaxed and he quipped, "It's the drugs." (joked) verb

I believe it was Oscar Wilde who made the famous quip about life mimicking art. (clever remark, witticism) noun

The late night talk show host was known for his funny quips. (clever remarks) noun

I think it takes a brilliant mind to come up with funny quips on the fly. (clever remarks, witticisms) noun

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