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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.


1. the habit of joking or jesting.
2. a joke or a jest.
3. the state or quality of humorousness or playfulness. — jocose, adj.
See also: Humor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jocosity - fun characterized by humor
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
2.jocosity - the trait of merry jokingjocosity - the trait of merry joking    
levity - a manner lacking seriousness


References in classic literature ?
His features were not naturally intended to wear a smiling aspect, but he was in general rather given to professional jocosity.
Decision, salubrity, jocosity, prosperity, seem to hover within his call; he is evidently a practical man, but the idea in his case, has undefined and mysterious boundaries, which invite the imagination to bestir itself on his behalf.
The causticity found in this novel distances it from the jocosity and jubilance often associated with satiric works of the Horatian tradition.