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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.

joking

(ˈdʒəʊkɪŋ)
n
the action of telling funny stories or saying amusing things
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.joking - characterized by jokes and good humor
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
Translations

joking

[ˈdʒəʊkɪŋ]
A. ADJ [tone] → burlón; [reference] → humorístico
I'm not in a joking moodno estoy para bromas
B. N (= jokes) (practical) → bromas fpl; (verbal) → chistes mpl, cuentos mpl (LAm)
joking apart or asidefuera de bromas ..., hablando en serio ...

joking

[ˈdʒəʊkɪŋ] nplaisanterie f

joking

adj tonescherzhaft, spaßend; in a joking mannerspaßend; it’s no joking matterdarüber macht man keine Witze
nWitze pl; I’m in no mood for jokingich bin nicht zu Scherzen or Späßen aufgelegt; joking apart or asideSpaß or Scherz beiseite

joking

[ˈdʒəʊkɪŋ]
1. adjscherzoso/a
2. nscherzi mpl
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor.
Richard, in his student days, had acquired a great reputation for practical joking, and he seemed to relish the dish which was being served up to him in his turn.
Gentlemen, I am joking, and I know myself that my jokes are not brilliant,but you know one can take everything as a joke.
Women who were quite strangers, mere spectators, were watching it excitedly, holding their breath, in fear of losing a single movement or expression of the bride and bridegroom, and angrily not answering, often not hearing, the remarks of the callous men, who kept making joking or irrelevant observations.
G., "if I may be so bold to interrupt your joking. Though it's other people must see the joke in a niece's putting a slight on her mother's eldest sister, as is the head o' the family; and only coming in and out on short visits, all the time she's been in the town, and then settling to go away without my knowledge,--as I'd laid caps out on purpose for her to make 'em up for me,--and me as have divided my money so equal "
Much work has been done generally in the field of gender and humour: Kotthoff (2006) has discussed the marginalization of women's humour in everyday life, by identifying four dimensions of joking with special reference to gender: status, aggressiveness, social alignment, and sexuality.
His employer, Delta, said it had "spoken to the driver at great length" regarding him jokingly stating that the journey would have cost PS55 and informed him that "although he maintains he was joking, not every customer will take it as such".
Further topics include unsafe joking under repressive regimes, joke lists and list jokes as forms of humor on the internet, the complex dependencies and possibly late emergence of narrative jokes, and the niche of "Jewish jokes." The final two chapters question the relationship of jokes to aesthetics especially in performance, and how studies of humor can inform philosophy of art.
The software, known as The Joking Computer, has the capacity to build millions of jokes using a large dictionary of words and simple language rules.