Definition of jocular adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒkjələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːkjələr//
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  1. 1humorous a jocular comment He tried to sound jocular. She explained in a jocular fashion that I was the problem.
  2. 2(of a person) enjoying making people laugh
  3. synonym jolly see also joke
    Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin jocularis, from joculus, diminutive of jocus ‘jest, wordplay’.
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