jocular

play
adjective joc·u·lar \ˈjä-kyə-lər\

Definition of jocular

  1. 1 :  said or done as a joke :  characterized by jesting :  playful jocular remarks

  2. 2 :  given to jesting :  habitually jolly or jocund a jocular man

jocularity

play \ˌjä-kyə-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\ noun

jocularly

play \ˈjä-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb

Examples of jocular in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of jocular

Latin jocularis, from joculus, diminutive of jocus —see jocose

Synonym Discussion of jocular

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

JOCULAR Defined for English Language Learners

jocular

play
adjective

Definition of jocular for English Language Learners

  • : liking to tell jokes

  • : said or done as a joke



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