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 confusedjocose jocular jocund jovial (see synonym study at jovial)
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jocose

/ (dʒəˈkəʊs) /

adjective

characterized by humour; merry
Derived Formsjocosely, adverbjocoseness or jocosity (dʒəˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for jocose

C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocus joke
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Word Origin and History for jocosely

jocose


adj.

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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