jocose


jo·cose

adjective \jō-ˈkōs, jə-\

: very cheerful

Full Definition of JOCOSE

1
:  given to joking :  merry
2
:  characterized by joking :  humorous
jo·cose·ly adverb
jo·cose·ness noun
jo·cos·i·ty \jō-ˈkä-sə-tē, jə-\ noun

Examples of JOCOSE

  1. <the comedian's jocose introductions kept the awards ceremony from becoming a stodgy affair>

Origin of JOCOSE

Latin jocosus, from jocus joke
First Known Use: 1673

Related to JOCOSE

Synonyms
blithesome, festive, gay, gleeful, merry, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mirthful, sunny
See Synonym Discussion at witty

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