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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.


advscherzhaft; (= as a joke)im Scherz
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When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear.
But I beat the thing down; and again marking the sleeper, jocularly hinted to Queequeg that perhaps we had best sit up with the body; telling him to establish himself accordingly.
said Denisov, who at the Rostovs' had jocularly assumed the role of Natasha's knight.
I immediately perceived that it was some school, but so little did I understand the import of David's remark that I called out jocularly, "I hope he won't swish you, Oliver.
One day the Baronet surprised "her ladyship," as he jocularly called her, seated at that old and tuneless piano in the drawing-room, which had scarcely been touched since Becky Sharp played quadrilles upon it--seated at the piano with the utmost gravity and squalling to the best of her power in imitation of the music which she had sometimes heard.
Hold your fire, Summerhaye," he remarked jocularly.
He assumed his superiority jocularly, but his meaning was serious.
A lodge was yielded to the exclusive possession of Inez and Ellen; and even Paul, when he saw an armed sentinel in the uniform of the States, pacing before its entrance, was content to stray among the dwellings of the "Red-skins," prying with but little reserve into their domestic economy, commenting sometimes jocularly, sometimes gravely, and always freely, on their different expedients, or endeavouring to make the wondering housewives comprehend his quaint explanations of what he conceived to be the better customs of the whites.
of repentynge," and among the common people it was jocularly known as
With that, he jocularly tapped Mrs Sliderskew under the chin, and appeared, for the moment, inclined to celebrate the close of his bachelor days by imprinting a kiss on her shrivelled lips.
Skimpole now jocularly called him), I counted out the money and received the necessary acknowledgment.
He jocularly remarked that henceforth he has " decided that he would only fight once in a year".