jocular
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdʒɒkjʊlə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʒɑkjəlɚ/
Adjective

jocular

  1. Humorous, amusing or joking.
    He was in a jocular mood all day.
    All we had was a short and jocular conversation.
    • 1865, Horatio Alger, Paul Prescott's Charge, chapter IV:
      From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular.
    • 1896, H. G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau, chapter 15:
      Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
    • 1910, Stephen Leacock, The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones:
      Then papa began to get very tired of Jones, and fidgeted and finally said, with jocular irony, that Jones had better stay all night, they could give him a shake-down.
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