[ jok-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈdʒɒk yə lər /
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given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.
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Origin of jocular
synonym study for jocular
OTHER WORDS FROM jocular
joc·u·lar·ly, adverbo·ver·joc·u·lar, adjectiveo·ver·joc·u·lar·ly, adverbsem·i·joc·u·lar, adjective
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How to use jocular in a sentence
I’ve been twisted like an oversize pretzel by my jocular osteopath, Kyle Judkins, and taught how to pop my pubic symphysis into place, a trick I can’t wait to try someday at a dinner party.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
I addressed him jocularly, then commandingly, then beseechingly.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
He shuts the umbrella; puts it aside; and jocularly plants himself with his hands on his hips to be inspected.You Never Can Tell|George Bernard Shaw
He would not suffer her to be lightly spoken of in his presence, nor permit his name to be coupled jocularly with hers.Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.)|Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
You know yourself that altogether jocularly I accused you of being to blame that the notice did not arrive on time.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
He became confident and talked jocularly of the tricks of his trade.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for jocular
/ (ˈdʒɒkjʊlə) /
characterized by joking and good humour
meant lightly or humorously; facetious
Derived forms of jocularjocularity (ˌdʒɒkjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounjocularly, adverb
Word Origin for jocular
C17: from Latin joculāris, from joculus little joke
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