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jocularity

[jok-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌdʒɒk yəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural jocularities.
1.
the state or quality of being jocular.
2.
jocular speech or behavior.
3.
a jocular remark or act.
Origin of jocularity
1640-1650
1640-50; jocular + -ity
Related forms
overjocularity, noun
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  • Krupp received the jocularities with the enigmatic good-fellow air with which he received everything.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • Not that the jocularities were inane beyond the usual, but failure made them seem so.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • The jocularities referred to have no interest to the solemn, imperturbable Mule save when he is an object of their malevolence.

Word Origin and History for jocularities

jocularity

n.

1640s, from Medieval Latin iocularitas "jocular, facetious," from iocularis (see jocular).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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