jocularity

[ jok-yuh-lar-i-tee ]
/ ˌdʒɒk yəˈlær ɪ ti /

noun, plural joc·u·lar·i·ties.

the state or quality of being jocular.
jocular speech or behavior.
a jocular remark or act.

Origin of jocularity

First recorded in 1640–50; jocular + -ity

Related forms

o·ver·joc·u·lar·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for jocularities

  • Not that the jocularities were inane beyond the usual, but failure made them seem so.

    The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
  • The jocularities referred to have no interest to the solemn, imperturbable Mule save when he is an object of their malevolence.

  • Krupp received the jocularities with the enigmatic good-fellow air with which he received everything.

    The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett