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Webster 1913 Edition


jocular

joc′u-lar

(jŏk′ū̍-lẽr)
,
Adj.
[L.
jocularis
, fr.
joculus
, dim. of
jocus
joke. See
Joke
.]
1.
Given to jesting; jocose;
as, a
jocular
person
.
2.
Sportive; merry.
Jocular exploits.”
Cowper.
The style is partly serious and partly
jocular
.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jocular

JOC'ULAR

,
Adj.
[L. jocularis, from jocus, a joke.]
1.
Jocose; waggish; merry; given to jesting; used of persons.
2.
Containing jokes; sportive; not serious; as a jocular expression or style.

Definition 2021


jocular

jocular

English

Adjective

jocular (comparative more jocular, superlative most jocular)

  1. (formal) Humorous, amusing or joking.
    He was in a jocular mood all day.
    All we had was a short and jocular conversation.

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  • jocular in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • jocular in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • jocular at OneLook Dictionary Search