- given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner.
Origin of jocose
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Related Wordsjokingly, amusingly, merrily, ridiculously, absurdly, facetiously, ironically, jocosely, jovially, ludicrously, playfully, satirically
Examples from the Web for jocosely
I suppose,” retorted Gale, regarding her jocosely, “you asked him about it.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
On entering Smithfield, he jocosely said, that the place had long groaned for him.Fox's Book of Martyrs
"Don't trouble yourself to write," said the giant, jocosely.The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus
Horatio Alger Jr.
"Oh, it is only a left-handed marriage," said Abellino, jocosely.A Hungarian Nabob
Sir William then asked him jocosely if he could find out which was his dove.
- characterized by humour; merry
C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocus joke
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Word Origin and History for jocosely
1670s, from Latin iocosus "full of jesting, joking," from iocus "pastime, sport; a jest, joke" (see joke (n.)). Implies ponderous humor. Related: Jocosely; jocoseness.
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