bantery at English (WD) Of Explained:
EtymologyInter: suffix » banter|y
AdjectiveInter: en-ad » j
|passage=I could really only make a couple other complaints--I would've liked to hear more than just two songs ("Tango Till They're Sore" and "Tom Traubert's Blues") in Waits's bantery solo-piano style, and I wanted more of his monologues.
|passage=His voice clear, harmonious, and sonorous, had something of metallic in it, something almost plangent ... a strange, swift, sharp-sounding, fitful modulation, part of it pungent, quasi latrant, other parts of it cooing, bantery, lovingly quizzical, which no charm of his fine ringing voice (metallic tenor, of sweet tone), and of his vivacious rapid looks and pretty little attitudes and gestures, could altogether reconcile you to, but in which he persisted through good report and bad."