Repartee – clever, witty, often humorous comments or replies
To remember the definition of the word repartee, use the following mnemonic:
The sales rep was the life and soul of the party (repartee) with his lightning-quick, clever comments and jokes.
Examples of repartee in a sentence
He was noted for his wit and repartee and was often invited to speak at events.
She was quite amusing to start with, but her constant repartee began to get rather wearing.
Although his speech had been very serious, the politician later engaged in some light-hearted repartee with the audience.