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Meaning of JOCOSE

Pronunciation:  jow'kows

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  characterized by jokes and good humor

JOCOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: humorous, humourous, jesting, jocular, joking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jo*cose"\, a. [L jocosus, fr. jocus joke. See {Joke}.]
Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding
in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.

      To quit their austerity and be jocose and pleasant with
      an adversary.                            --Shaftesbury.

      All . . . jocose or comical airs should be excluded.
                                               --I. Watts.

Syn: Jocular; facetious; witty; merry; pleasant; waggish;
     sportive; funny; comical. -- {Jo*cose"ly}, adv. --
     {Jo*cose"ness}, n.

           Spondanus imagines that Ulysses may possibly speak
           jocosely, but in truth Ulysses never behaves with
           levity.                             --Broome.

           He must beware lest his letter should contain
           anything like jocoseness; since jesting is
           incompatible with a holy and serious life.

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