n. pl. humorous remarks or writings; pornographic books.
   ♦ facetiation, n. making such remark, etc.

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  • Facetiae — Fa*ce ti*[ae], n. pl. [L., fr. facetus. See {Facete}.] Witty or humorous writings or saying; witticisms; merry conceits. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Facetĭae — Facetĭae, s. Fazetien …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • facetiae — [fə sē′shē ē΄] pl.n. [L, pl. of facetia, a jest < facetus, elegant, witty, akin to fax, torch < IE base * ĝhwok , to gleam > Gr phaos, light] Rare witty sayings …   English World dictionary

  • facetiae — noun plural Etymology: Latin, from plural of facetia jest, from facetus elegant, witty Date: 1529 witty or humorous writings or sayings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • facetiae — /feuh see shee ee /, n.pl. amusing or witty remarks or writings. [1520 30; < L, pl. of FACETIA something witty. See FACETE, IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • facetiae — noun Witty or amusing writings or remarks …   Wiktionary

  • facetiae — n. books of inappropriate or lewd nature; witticisms; humorous writing or saying …   English contemporary dictionary

  • facetiae — [fə si:ʃɪi:] plural noun dated pornographic literature. Origin C16: from L., plural of facetia jest …   English new terms dictionary

  • facetiae — n. pl. [L.] Witticisms, jokes, pleasantry, witty sayings, sallies of wit, bits of humor …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • facetiae — fa·ce·ti·ae …   English syllables

  • facetiae — fa•ce•ti•ae [[t]fəˈsi ʃiˌi[/t]] n. pl. amusing or witty remarks or writings • Etymology: 1520–30; < L, pl. of facētia, der. of facētus clever, witty. See ia …   From formal English to slang

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