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Examples of jocose in a Sentence
the comedian's jocose introductions kept the awards ceremony from becoming a stodgy affair
The Funny Story of jocose
When you need a word to describe something (or someone) that causes or is intended to cause laughter, you might pick "jocose" or a synonym such as "humorous," "witty," "facetious," or "jocular." Of those terms, "humorous" is the most generic and can be applied to anything that provokes laughter. "Witty" suggests cleverness and a quick mind, while facetious is a word for something that is not meant to be taken seriously. "Jocose" and "jocular" both imply a habitual waggishness and a fondness for joking.
Origin and Etymology of jocose
First Known Use: 1673See Words from the same year
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Synonym Discussion of jocose
- a witty remark
- humorous anecdotes
- facetious comments
- a jocular fellow
- jocose proposals
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