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Derived forms of half-jokinghalf-jokingly, adverb
Words nearby half-joking
Example sentences from the Web for half-joking
And, quite frankly, “the women were running out,” he said, half-joking.
“We can blame Carrie Bradshaw for this,” says Shaunaq Arora, half-joking; his sigh tinged with the cloudy breath of his Gauloises.
Detroiters, now erecting a Robocop statue as a half-joking, half-serious morale boost, may want to consider bronzing Mulally next.The CEO Hail Mary: A Scorecard on Corporate Change Agents|Nick Summers|March 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The half-joking quip was reported around the world as if it were a call for divine providence.
The old, half-joking maternal manner was all in earnest now.Sisters|Kathleen Norris
My shipmate spoke with deep feeling, though he had begun in a half-joking vein.Marmaduke Merry|William H. G. Kingston
She had been puzzled at first by his manner of treating everything with a half-joking pessimism, but now ignored it.The Runaway Skyscraper|Murray Leinster
"All correct, sir," said Sonny laughingly, and with a half-joking salute.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
She liked Muriel, she decided, but she did not altogether understand her half-cordial, half-joking manner.Marjorie Dean High School Freshman|Pauline Lester