Definition of pleasantry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pleasantry

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈplɛzəntri//
 
(pl. pleasantries)[usually plural](formal)
 
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a friendly remark made in order to be polite After exchanging the usual pleasantries, they got down to serious discussion.
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