- (British) IPA: /ˈdʒɒkənd/ or IPA: /ˈdʒəʊkənd/
- (America) enPR: jäkʹənd, IPA: /ˈdʒɑːkənd/ or enPR: jōʹkənd, IPA: /ˈdʒoʊkənd/
- Jovial; exuberant; lighthearted; merry and in high spirits; exhibiting happiness.
, Thomas Shelton, translator, Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
- There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and jocund, that fell in love with a certain round and well-set servant of a college.
- c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 3, scene 5]:
- Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
- 1807, William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
- a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company