[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. jockteleg,
  2. jocose,
  3. jocosely,
  4. jocosity,
  5. jocular,
  6. jocularly,
  7. jocund,
  8. jocundity,
  9. jocundly,
  10. jod

Origin of jocularity

First recorded in 1640–50; jocular + -ity

Related formso·ver·joc·u·lar·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for jocularity



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper