• (British) IPA: /ˈdʒɒkənd/ or IPA: /ˈdʒəʊkənd/
  • (America) enPR: jäkʹənd, IPA: /ˈdʒɑːkənd/ or enPR: jōʹkənd, IPA: /ˈdʒoʊkənd/


  1. 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

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