- given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.
Origin of jocular
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Historical Examples of jocularly
"There's plenty of room for nephews and nieces," Mr. Withells said jocularly.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
"S'pose you're a millionaire by this time, chicken," said the youth, jocularly.The Trimming of Goosie
"You may reach the city after the banks are closed for the day, you know," he added, jocularly.Paul Prescott's Charge
It was jocularly styled the 'tea table,' and was used as a whipping place also.Bygone Punishments
I talked volubly, jocularly, persuasively, tenderly; I talked in a subdued tone.'Twixt Land & Sea
- characterized by joking and good humour
- meant lightly or humorously; facetious
Word Origin for jocular
1620s, from Latin iocularis "funny, comic," from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.