Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a jocular manner; humourously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In jest; for sport or mirth; jocosely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a jocular manner; in jest; for sport or mirth.

Etymologies

jocular +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In current use, vapors is a word used jocularly, not in allusion to depression but often to suggest mild hysteria or unmanly weepiness.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Even you, fermire (he used to give his wife that name jocularly, sometimes), are not so simple as some people would take you to be.

    The Rover

  • Zegri informed him, that "on the preceding night he had had a revelation from Allah, who had condescended to show him the error of his ways, and commanded him to receive instant baptism;" at the same time, pointing to his jailer, he "jocularly" remarked, "Your reverence has only to turn this lion of yours loose among the people, and my word for it, there will not be a Mussulman left many days within the walls of Granada."

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 2

  • "It's a pleasure I savor at every moment to see these marches of rich people…who ask, beg, implore to be taxed more!" said François Hollande, the front runner in surveys, referring jocularly to an appeal by some of the country's well heeled to contribute more of their income toward the balancing of public finances.

    France's Socialists Extol Tax Solutions

  • Other types of "-tarians" include fruitarians (people who eat only fruit, seeds and nuts), meatatarian (usually used jocularly for people who eat mostly meat) and pescetarians (people who eat no animal flesh apart from fish or seafood).

    Week in Words

  • I assumed Ms. Feiwel was one such volunteer and responded jocularly, Thanks.

    Bravo, to the Rear Stage

  • Rodrigo and Bonavidas began the inquiries, prefacing them with jocularly expressed friendship to certain storekeepers and a toss of tequila here and there down a willing throat.

    American novelist Charles Fleming Embree set his first novel at Lake Chapala

  • "I know why you're out here," he interrupted jocularly.

    Portland Canvasser [Card #7: The Chariot (WORK-IN-PROGRESS)]

  • He wore the scarlet tunic of the Mounted Police and jocularly raised his right hand in salute.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • He played a montage of clips overlaying Sanchez talking jocularly on-air with scenes of Steve Carrell's lovably foolish character Michael Scott from the television show "The Office."

    Jon Stewart: Rick Sanchez 'has a big heart' (Video)

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