Definition of jovially in English:

jovially

adverb

  • See jovial

    • ‘The father laughs and jovially ruffles his son's hair.’
    • ‘‘I didn't realise how serious it was,’ he jovially explained.’
    • ‘‘I could tell by the glowing look on your face,’ he teased jovially and encouragingly.’
    • ‘‘Well, I must say it took you long enough,’ a tenor voice declared jovially.’
    • ‘‘That's good,’ he said jovially in an attempt to lighten the mood.’

Pronunciation

jovially

/ˈdʒəʊvɪəli/