Jolly (adjective)

  1. Feeling or showing cheerful pleasure or delight.
  2. Full of or characterized by good humour.
  3. Causing or giving pleasure, delight, or happiness.


Late 16th century: probably from middle english jolif "merry, joyful", from old french jolif, from jol "festivity", from latin gaudium.


  1. The children were in a jolly mood, playing and laughing.
  2. She had a jolly laugh that filled the room.
  3. The party was a jolly affair, with music, dancing, and laughter.
  4. He was in a jolly good mood, singing and joking with his friends.
  5. The festive decorations put everyone in a jolly spirit.
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