joking apart

Definition of joking apart

British

  1. —used to introduce a serious statement that follows a humorous statement It looks like this is a job for Superman! But joking apart, this is a serious problem and we're going to need help.

Word by Word Definitions

jokeplay joking
  1. :  something said or done to provoke laughter

    :  a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist

    :  the humorous or ridiculous element in something

  1. :  to make jokes :  jest

    :  to make the object of a joke :  kid

apartplay
  1. :  at a little distance

    :  away from one another in space or time

    :  as a separate unit :  independently

  1. :  separate, isolated

    :  holding different opinions :  divided


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