1. banter

noun. ['ˈbæntɝ'] light teasing repartee.


  • backchat
  • badinage
  • repartee
  • raillery
  • persiflage


  • snarl
  • entangle
  • unreasonably
  • immoderately

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Rhymes with Banter

  • galanter
  • enchanter
  • alcantar
  • tranter
  • planter
  • grantor
  • santor
  • santer
  • panter
  • manter
  • lanter
  • kantor
  • kanter
  • ganter
  • cantor
  • canter
  • antar

How do you pronounce banter?

Pronounce banter as ˈbæntər.

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Sentences with banter

1. Noun, singular or mass
When your boyfriend came into the picture, suddenly you found yourself on the outside of their banter.

2. Verb, base form
After all, how are you supposed to banter with rival adventurers without charisma?

Quotes about banter

1. One of my favorite things about 'Star Trek' wasn't just the overt banter but the humor in that show about the relationships between the main characters and their reactions to the situations they would face; there was a lot of comedy in that show without ever breaking its reality.
- J. J. Abrams

2. Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books
- Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles

3. Oh God, Oh God we’re all gonna die doesn’t really fit the definition of banter, now does it?
- Lilith Saintcrow, Reckoning

2. banter

verb. ['ˈbæntɝ'] be silly or tease one another.


  • tease
  • jolly
  • bait
  • rag
  • cod
  • twit
  • taunt
  • ride
  • chaff
  • josh
  • tantalise
  • razz
  • rally
  • kid


  • please
  • praise
  • undeceive
  • undue