Jocular (adjective)

Characterized by joking or jesting; humorous or playful.


Jocular comes from the latin joculus, meaning "joke" or "jester". it first appeared in english in the 17th century.


  1. He was in a jocular mood and kept cracking jokes throughout the meeting.
  2. The party had a jocular atmosphere, with everyone laughing and joking.
  3. She had a jocular tone in her voice, making it clear she was not serious.
  4. His jocular comments lightened the mood and put everyone at ease.
  5. She had a jocular way of speaking, always ready to add a touch of humor to any conversation.
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