Meaning of pleasantry

pleas•ant•ry

Pronunciation: (plez'un-trē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. good-humored teasing; banter.
  2. a humorous or jesting remark.
  3. a courteous social remark used to initiate or facilitate a conversation: to exchange pleasantries.
  4. a humorous action.
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