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indicative of or marked by high spirits or good humor
  • the comedian's jocose introductions kept the awards ceremony from becoming a stodgy affair

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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

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The first known use of jocose was in 1673

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“Jocose.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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