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jocose

[ joh-kohs, juh- ]
/ dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə- /
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adjective
given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: his typically lively and jocose manner.
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Origin of jocose

First recorded in 1665–75; from Latin jocōsus, equivalent to joc(us) “jest” + -ōsus adjective suffix; see joke, -ose1

synonym study for jocose

See jovial.

OTHER WORDS FROM jocose

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jocose

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 of jocose

jocosely, adverbjocoseness or jocosity (dʒəˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for jocose

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