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jocund

Syllabification: joc·und
Pronunciation: /ˈjäkənd, ˈjō-
 
/

Definition of jocund in English:

adjective

formal
Cheerful and lighthearted: a jocund wedding party
More example sentences
  • He was always jocund and grinning, while I always just stare in annoyance.
  • And I felt that if I was this happy in life, my life would be permanently happy and jocund.
  • I remember the advice given by the make-up artist François from Elizabeth Arden: ‘The jocund mouth gives the true chic.’

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin jocundus, variant (influenced by jocus 'joke') of jucundus 'pleasant, agreeable', from juvare 'to delight'.

Derivatives

jocundity

1
Pronunciation: /jōˈkənditē/
noun (plural jocundities)
Example sentences
  • Of course, Zwellnox's land was distinguished from the other worlds solely by its complete and utter lack of jocundity.

jocundly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • His line was the jocundly-sentimental Wardour Street brand of adventure, told in a style that exactly met, but never exceeded, every expectation.

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