jocose


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jo·cose

 (jō-kōs′)
adj.
1. Given to joking; merry.
2. Characterized by joking; humorous.

[Latin iocōsus, from iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

jo·cose′ly adv.
jo·cose′ness, jo·cos′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē) n.

jocose

(dʒəˈkəʊs)
adj
characterized by humour; merry
[C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocus joke]
joˈcosely adv
joˈcoseness, jocosity n

jo•cose

(dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə-)

adj.
given to or characterized by joking; playful.
[1665–75; < Latin jocōsus=joc(us) joke + -ōsus -ose1]
jo•cose′ly, adv.
jo•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) jo•cose′ness, n.

jocose

- From Latin jocus, "joke, jest," it means "full of jokes."
See also related terms for jest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jocose - characterized by jokes and good humor
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

jocose

adjective (Old-fashioned) humorous, funny, pleasant, witty, merry, playful, mischievous, joyous, comical, jesting, teasing, jovial, droll, blithe, facetious, jocular, waggish, sportive His conversation is carefully maintained at a level of jocose pomposity.

jocose

adjective
Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Translations

jocose

adj (dated)scherzend, launig (geh)
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If I can't, I'll save on something else," returned the jocose philanthropist.
I directed him, with jocose reference to the collision of interests between us, to address his letter: "Tit for Tat, Post-office, West Strand.
The fly-drivers, among whom I inquired next, were equally jocose and equally disrespectful; and the shopkeepers, not liking my appearance, generally replied, without hearing what I had to say, that they had got nothing for me.
Well aged parent," said Wemmick, shaking hands with him in a cordial and jocose way, "how am you?
But the Friar, afraid perhaps of again giving offence by continuing the conversation in too jocose a style a false step to be particularly guarded against by those who converse with monarchs bowed profoundly, and fell into the rear.
Fortunately, the Crows were in a jocose, rather than a sanguinary mood.
All hands were to be out in the meadows this morning as soon as the dew had risen; the wives and daughters did double work in every farmhouse, that the maids might give their help in tossing the hay; and when Adam was marching along the lanes, with his basket of tools over his shoulder, he caught the sound of jocose talk and ringing laughter from behind the hedges.
It is the proud consciousness of honest toil--of having manufactured a few wash-tubs," said Newman, at once jocose and serious.
Ortega kept on repeating: "Open the door, open the door," in such an amazing variety of intonations, imperative, whining, persuasive, insinuating, and even unexpectedly jocose, that I really stood there smiling to myself, yet with a gloomy and uneasy heart.
Swills) found his voice seriously affected by the impure state of the atmosphere, his jocose expression at the time being that he was like an empty post-office, for he hadn't a single note in him.
Philip was nervous, but tried to hide the fact by a jocose manner.
The tone of the proclamation was not as jocose as in the former Chigirin talks.