Definition of jokingly in US English:

jokingly

adverb

  • In a humorous or flippant manner.

    ‘I commented jokingly that they could still win if they kicked a goal every minute’
    ‘he is jokingly referred to as the Dinosaur’
    • ‘Relocated temporarily to Los Angeles, the acerbic videomaker says (jokingly, we hope) that this is his final video.’
    • ‘When they were developing cubism, they called each other Orville and Wilbur because they jokingly compared their enterprise to pioneering powered flight.’
    • ‘The mayor jokingly suggests traditional activities that take place in darkened movie theaters to help the audience preserve their precious body heat.’
    • ‘She jokingly mentioned that her maternal great-great-grandmother was the long-time mistress of Charles's great-great-grandfather, Edward VII.’
    • ‘He jokingly called us the "A" students for our industriousness.’
    • ‘When I talk to the police, they jokingly refer to my sister as "the living dead."’
    • ‘After almost 45 minutes of listening, I jokingly interrupted to ask if they would humor me by playing a game.’
    • ‘He also jokingly notes that the film didn't do very well in Germany.’
    • ‘At one point, the two jokingly compare their family's history to a Zola novel.’
    • ‘I jokingly call them the thoroughly modern Mennonites.’

Pronunciation

jokingly

/ˈjōkiNGlē/