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adj. jol·li·er, jol·li·est
1. Full of good humor and high spirits.
2. Exhibiting or occasioning happiness or mirth; cheerful: a jolly tune.
3. Greatly pleasing; enjoyable: had a jolly time.
adv. Chiefly British
To a great extent or degree; extremely.
v. jol·lied, jol·ly·ing, jol·lies
To keep amused or diverted for one's own purposes; humor.
To amuse oneself with humorous banter.
n. pl. jol·lies
1. Chiefly British A good or festive time.
2. jollies Slang Amusement; kicks: However you get your jollies is fine with me.

[Middle English joli, from Old French, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

jol′li·ly adv.
jol′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jolliness - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
amiability, good humor, good humour, good temper - a cheerful and agreeable mood




[ˈdʒɒlɪnɪs] Njovialidad f


(ˈdʒoli) adjective
merry and cheerful. He's in quite a jolly mood today.
very. Taste this – it's jolly good!
ˈjolliness, ˈjollity noun
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