jovial

Part of speech: noun

Joviality.

Part of speech: adjective

Mirthful; merry; jolly.

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Usage examples "jovial":

  1. " Stop pinching my arm," cried the major, who was in one of his jovial moods, and often immensely enjoyed teasing his daughter. - "His Sombre Rivals", E. P. Roe.
  2. But why had that fat, jovial man killed himself? - "Cost of Living", Robert Sheckley.
  3. Solemn- blessed, if you will- but no, not jovial. - "Nancy A Novel", Rhoda Broughton.