[ joh-kos-i-tee, juh- ]
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noun,plural jo·cos·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being jocose.

  2. joking or jesting.

  1. a joke or jest.

Origin of jocosity

First recorded in 1640–50; jocose + -ity

Words Nearby jocosity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jocosity in a sentence

  • Innocence and jocosity were two of her leading characteristics; another was a genuine but ingenuous literary faculty.

    Witching Hill | E. W. Hornung
  • Colonel Waring had evolved the belief that young men could be coaxed out of their natural shyness by well-timed jocosity.

    Lady Lilith | Stephen McKenna
  • He referred the point to Westover, who knew an inner earnestness in it, in spite of Whitwell's habit of outside jocosity.

  • Paul had better come and defend himself,” he said, still clinging to his jocosity; “I am going to get him.

    Jupiter Lights | Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Let him amuse the children, relax with jocosity the sternness of adults, and wreathe into smiles the wrinkles of old age.