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jocose

Line breaks: joc¦ose
Pronunciation: /dʒəˈkəʊs
 
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Definition of jocose in English:

adjective

formal
Playful or humorous: a jocose allusion
More example sentences
  • July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.
  • Asked if he could afford a lawyer, he became jocose.
  • He would have tried to persuade him in a very jocose way.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin jocosus, from jocus (see joke).

Derivatives

jocosely

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘He's not a concern,’ he said, adding jocosely ‘unless Diarmuid hits him a shoulder in training some night.’
  • He said he had no idea it was taking place, an indicator he jocosely added, ‘I must be slowing down.’

jocoseness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Bring It On's precise jocoseness leaves the viewer feeling that perhaps cheerleaders are people too.

jocosity

3
Pronunciation: /-ˈkɒsɪti/
noun (plural jocosities)
Example sentences
  • But the truth is, he flouted these rules to flaunt his jocosity.
  • ‘You too,’ Mic's voice was soft, all jocosity gone, and my breath caught.

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