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jocose

play
adjective jo·cose \jō-ˈkōs, jə-\

Simple Definition of jocose

  • : very cheerful

Full Definition of jocose

  1. 1 :  given to joking :  merry

  2. 2 :  characterized by joking :  humorous

jo·cose·ly adverb
jo·cose·ness noun
jo·cos·i·ty play \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

Synonym Discussion of jocose

witty, humorous, facetious, jocular, jocose mean provoking or intended to provoke laughter. witty suggests cleverness and quickness of mind <a witty remark>. humorous applies broadly to anything that evokes usually genial laughter and may contrast with witty in suggesting whimsicality or eccentricity <humorous anecdotes>. facetious stresses a desire to produce laughter and may be derogatory in implying dubious or ill-timed attempts at wit or humor <facetious comments>. jocular implies a usually habitual fondness for jesting and joking <a jocular fellow>. jocose is somewhat less derogatory than facetious in suggesting habitual waggishness or playfulness <jocose proposals>.


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