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jocularity

[jok-yuh-lar-i-tee]
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noun, plural joc·u·lar·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being jocular.
  2. jocular speech or behavior.
  3. a jocular remark or act.
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Origin of jocularity

First recorded in 1640–50; jocular + -ity
Related formso·ver·joc·u·lar·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for jocularity

blitheness, radiance, color, brilliance, gladness, revel, joviality, revelry, sport, glitter, jollity, jocosity, entertainment, glee, cheer, pleasantness, liveliness, elation, animation, lightheartedness

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Contemporary Examples of jocularity

Historical Examples of jocularity

  • From this moment, Mr Montague's jocularity and flow of spirits were remarkable.

  • Beneath his jocularity, Phil felt a tremendous sinking within him.

    The Einstein See-Saw

    Miles John Breuer

  • These professors of science and magic and jocularity had never before been absent.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • In spite of the jocularity of his words, Jim's voice sounded hollow.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • "Don't let it distress you," he said, with an attempt at jocularity.

    Afterwards

    Kathlyn Rhodes


Word Origin and History for jocularity

n.

1640s, from Medieval Latin iocularitas "jocular, facetious," from iocularis (see jocular).

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