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joke

 (jōk)
n.
1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
2. A mischievous trick; a prank: played a joke on his roommate.
3. Something that is of ludicrously poor quality: Their delivery service is a joke.
4. Informal
a. Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality: The accident was no joke.
b. An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock: His loud tie was the joke of the office.
v. joked, jok·ing, jokes
v.intr.
1. To tell or play jokes; jest.
2. To speak in fun; be facetious: You have to be joking.
v.tr.
To say or write as a joke.

[Latin iocus; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

jok′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: joke, witticism, quip, crack, wisecrack, gag
These nouns refer to something that is said or done in order to evoke laughter or amusement. Joke especially denotes an amusing story with a punch line at the end: She told jokes at the party. A witticism is a witty, usually cleverly phrased remark: "He said one should treat heavy things lightly and light things with gravity, which became a handy witticism" (Natalie Dykstra).
A quip is a clever, pointed, often sarcastic remark: He responded to the tough questions with quips. Crack and wisecrack refer less formally to flippant or sarcastic retorts: She made a crack about my driving ability; he was punished for making wisecracks in class. Gag is principally applicable to a broadly comic remark or to comic byplay in a theatrical routine: It was one of the most memorable gags in the history of vaudeville.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.jokingly - in jest; "I asked him jokingly whether he thought he could drive the Calcutta-Peshawar express"
2.jokingly - not seriouslyjokingly - not seriously; "I meant it facetiously"
Translations
بِمزاح
žertem
for sjov
á gamansaman hátt
şakadanşakayla

jokingly

[ˈdʒəʊkɪŋlɪ] ADV (= laughingly) → en broma; (= mockingly) → en son de burla
he said jokinglydijo en broma, dijo guasón

jokingly

[ˈdʒəʊkɪŋli] adv [speak, call] → pour plaisanter
half-jokingly → en plaisantant à moitié

jokingly

advim Spaß; say, call alsoscherzhaft

jokingly

[ˈdʒəʊkɪŋlɪ] advscherzosamente

joke

(dʒəuk) noun
1. anything said or done to cause laughter. He told/made the old joke about the elephant in the refrigerator; He dressed up as a ghost for a joke; He played a joke on us and dressed up as a ghost.
2. something that causes laughter or amusement. The children thought it a huge joke when the cat stole the fish.
verb
1. to make a joke or jokes. They joked about my mistake for a long time afterwards.
2. to talk playfully and not seriously. Don't be upset by what he said – he was only joking.
ˈjoker noun
1. in a pack of playing-cards, an extra card (usually having a picture of a jester) used in some games.
2. a person who enjoys telling jokes, playing tricks etc.
ˈjokingly adverb
He looked out at the rain and jokingly suggested a walk.
it's no joke
it is a serious or worrying matter. It's no joke when water gets into the petrol tank.
joking apart/aside
let us stop joking and talk seriously. I feel like going to Timbuctoo for the weekend – but, joking apart, I do need a rest!
take a joke
to be able to accept or laugh at a joke played on oneself. The trouble with him is that he can't take a joke.
References in classic literature ?
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One day My Dear spoke jokingly to her in French and to her surprise Meriem replied in the same tongue--slowly, it is true, and haltingly; but none the less in excellent French, such, though, as a little child might use.
You know," he said sometimes, jokingly, "you despise generals and generaldom, but you will see that 'they' will all end by being generals in their turn.
Once or twice, but sort of jokingly, and I thought it was only some little flirtation.
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