adjective \ˈjä-kyə-lər\

: liking to tell jokes

: said or done as a joke

Full Definition of JOCULAR

:  given to jesting :  habitually jolly or jocund
:  characterized by jesting :  playful
joc·u·lar·i·ty \ˌjä-kyə-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\ noun
joc·u·lar·ly \ˈjä-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb

Examples of JOCULAR

  1. a jocular man who could make the most serious people smile
  2. <made the jocular observation that the best way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start off with a large fortune>

Origin of JOCULAR

Latin jocularis, from joculus, diminutive of jocus
First Known Use: 1626

Rhymes with JOCULAR


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