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joc·u·lar

 (jŏk′yə-lər)
adj.
1. Characterized by joking.
2. Given to joking.

[Latin ioculāris, droll, from ioculus, diminutive of iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

joc′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
joc′u·lar·ly adv.

jocular

(ˈdʒɒkjʊlə)
adj
1. characterized by joking and good humour
2. meant lightly or humorously; facetious
[C17: from Latin joculāris, from joculus little joke]
jocularity n
ˈjocularly adv

joc•u•lar

(ˈdʒɒk yə lər)

adj.
given to or characterized by jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks.
[1620–30; < Latin joculāris, derivative of jocul(us) little joke]
joc`u•lar′i•ty, n.
joc′u•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jocular - characterized by jokes and good humor
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
Adv.1.jocular - with humor; "they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly"

jocular

jocular

adjective
Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Translations

jocular

[ˈdʒɒkjʊləʳ] ADJ [person] → gracioso; (= merry) → alegre; [manner] → bromista, chistoso; [remark, reply] → jocoso, divertido

jocular

[ˈdʒɒkjʊr] adj [mood] → jovial(e), enjoué(e); [remark, reference] → facétieux/euse

jocular

adjlustig, spaßig, witzig; to be in a jocular moodzu Scherzen or Späßen aufgelegt sein

jocular

[ˈdʒɒkjʊləʳ] adj (person) → gioviale; (remark) → scherzoso/a
References in classic literature ?
Your worship is pleased to be jocular," answered the parson; "but I do not only animadvert on the sinfulness of the action--though that surely is to be greatly deprecated--but I fear his unrighteousness may injure him with Mr Allworthy.
I was afraid he would ask me to give him the berth in some ghastly jocular hint that I could not refuse to take.
Stuart by no means relished such equivocal joking, but it was not his policy to get into a quarrel; so he joined with the best grace he could assume in the merriment of the jocular giant; and, to console the latter for the refusal of the horse, made him a present of twenty charges of powder.
The soldiers say it feels easier without boots," said Captain Tushin smiling shyly in his uncomfortable position, evidently wishing to adopt a jocular tone.
He left it late, and returned to it early - as early as three or four in the morning; and on waking up at ten addressed Winnie, bringing in the breakfast tray, with jocular, exhausted civility, in the hoarse, failing tones of a man who had been talking vehemently for many hours together.
When he had found his leaflet, and offered a few jocular hints upon keeping papers in order, the typewriting would stop abruptly, and Mrs.
It was in no jocular strain, yet it was with simplicity, that she inquired, weighing the money in her two palms: "Don't you think it's too much?
Why, yes, yes, dinner, you know - just pot luck with us, with your old superintendent, you rascal," he uttered nervously, poking Martin in an attempt at jocular fellowship.
If she was jocular, he used to revolve her jokes in his mind, and explode over them half an hour afterwards in the street, to the surprise of the groom in the tilbury by his side, or the comrade riding with him in Rotten Row.
He interrupted his earnest mental soliloquy with a jocular thought at his own expense.
To whom this honourable and jocular, member fraternally said one day, 'Jem, there's a good opening among the hard Fact fellows, and they want men.
Long practised in all the subtle arts of his race, he drew, with great dexterity and quickness, the fantastic shadow that the natives were accustomed to consider as the evidence of a friendly and jocular disposition.