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jovial

División en sílabas: jo·vi·al
Pronunciación: /ˈjōvēəl
 
/

Definición de jovial en inglés:

adjetivo

Cheerful and friendly: she was in a jovial mood
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • His jovial manner and friendly approach sets him aside from all others that ever worked in town.
  • The atmosphere was electric and both sets of fans were jovial and friendly for much of the game.
  • If they were nervous, it was pretty tough to tell, they had such a friendly, jovial way about them.
Sinónimos
cheerful, jolly, happy, cheery, good-humored, convivial, genial, good-natured, friendly, amiable, affable, sociable, outgoing;
smiling, merry, sunny, joyful, joyous, high-spirited, exuberant;
formal jocund, jocose
dated gay
literary blithe

Origen

late 16th century: from French, from late Latin jovialis 'of Jupiter' (see Jove), with reference to the supposed influence of the planet Jupiter on those born under it.

Derivados

joviality

1
Pronunciación: /ˌjōvēˈalitē/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • It has more style and joviality than the English.
  • ‘Sorry to have a meeting on a Monday morning,’ he laughed in an attempt at joviality.
  • He was trying very hard to cover up his nervousness with joviality and humor.

jovially

2
adverbio
Example sentences
  • ‘I didn't realise how serious it was,’ he jovially explained.
  • The father laughs and jovially ruffles his son's hair.
  • ‘That's good,’ he said jovially in an attempt to lighten the mood.

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