Definition of jocose in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒəˈkəʊs/


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.



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.’


Pronunciation: /dʒəˈkəʊsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Bring It On's precise jocoseness leaves the viewer feeling that perhaps cheerleaders are people too.


Pronunciation: /dʒəˈkɒsɪti/
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.


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

Words that rhyme with jocose

adiós, chausses, Close, Davos, dose, engross, gross, Grosz, morose, Rhos, verbose

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Line breaks: joc¦ose

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