adjective \ˈjä-kənd also ˈjō-(ˌ)kənd\

Definition of JOCUND

:  marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness <a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company — William Wordsworth>
jo·cun·di·ty \jō-ˈkən-də-tē, jä-\ noun
jo·cund·ly \ˈjä-kənd-lē, ˈjō-(ˌ)\ adverb

Examples of JOCUND

  1. <old friends engaged in jocund teasing>

Origin of JOCUND

Middle English, from Late Latin jocundus, alteration of Latin jucundus, from juvare to help
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to JOCUND

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


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