jocose

Part of speech: adverb

Jocosely.

Part of speech: noun

JOCOSENESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Of the nature of a joke; jocular.

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Usage examples "jocose":

  1. Mrs. Todd, who had begun to dispense pink and brown ice- cream, for them when they were very little children, winked and nodded as they all came in together, and made a jocose remark about " handsome couples"; then she trundled off to get the ice- cream, leaving them in the saloon. - "The Iron Woman", Margaret Deland.
  2. Tetlow looked at him doubtfully, uncertain whether he had been listening to wisdom put in a jocose form of audacious egotism or to the effervescings of intoxication. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.
  3. Then when you mean to be jocose hand over the laughter card, and so on. - "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces", John Kendrick Bangs.