joking aside

Definition of joking aside

  1. —used to introduce a serious statement that follows a humorous statement It looks like this is a job for Superman! But joking aside, 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

asideplay
  1. :  to or toward the side

    :  away from others or into privacy

    :  out of the way especially for future use :  away

  1. :  an utterance not meant to be heard by someone

    :  an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters

    :  a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed :  digression

  1. :  beyond, past


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