jocose

[ joh-kohs, juh- ]
/ dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə- /

adjective

given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner.

Origin of jocose

1665–75; < Latin jocōsus, equivalent to joc(us) joke + -ōsus -ose1

Related forms

Can be confused

jocose jocular jocund jovial (see synonym study at jovial)
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British Dictionary definitions for jocose

jocose

/ (dʒəˈkəʊs) /

adjective

characterized by humour; merry

Derived Forms

jocosely, adverbjocoseness or jocosity (dʒəˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for jocose

C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocus joke
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