Definition of jocose in English:



  • Playful or humorous.

    ‘a jocose allusion’
    • ‘He would have tried to persuade him in a very jocose way.’
    • ‘Asked if he could afford a lawyer, he became jocose.’
    • ‘July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.’
    • ‘If Janeites tend towards punctiliousness, Dickensians have a penchant for the jocose.’
    • ‘The continental peoples are grave, compared with our jocose fellow citizens, and especially in their hours of business.’
    • ‘Jorgen Kiil plays the jocose patriarch, an ageing, overweight male nurse.’
    • ‘Hayden's grappling with these issues led to sometimes jocose observations, as recounted here.’
    • ‘But behind the jocose mood was a serious determination that farmers were sticking to their protest.’
    contented, content, cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, joking, jocular, gleeful, carefree, untroubled, delighted, smiling, beaming, grinning, glowing, satisfied, gratified, buoyant, radiant, sunny, blithe, joyous, beatific, blessed
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Late 17th century: from Latin jocosus, from jocus (see joke).