- cheerful; merry; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.
Origin of jocund
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Examples from the Web for jocund
There was something half painful in their jocund gayety and archness.
Her jocund laugh and merry voice, indeed, first attracted my attention.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
And he was as jocund a bridegroom as ever put a ring upon a lady's finger.Kept in the Dark
As for my children, they, jocund in youth, delight in present existence.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck
I could listen 'till "Jocund day stood tip-toe on the mountain."Bibliomania; or Book-Madness
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
- of a humorous temperament; merry
Word Origin and History for jocund
late 14c., from Latin iocundus (source of Spanish jocunde, Italian giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus "joke") of Latin iucundus "pleasant," originally "helpful," contraction of *iuvicundus, from iuvare "to please, benefit, help" (see adjutant).