Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Jocularity; merriment; waggery; jocoseness.
  • noun A jocose act or saying; a joke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A jocose act or saying; jocoseness.

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  • noun uncountable The state of being jocose.
  • noun countable A jocose utterance.

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  • noun fun characterized by humor
  • noun the trait of merry joking

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Examples

  • He was an odd mixture of awkwardness and complacency, a desire to be courteous struggling with a desire to show his independence; he had no ease of manner, no bonhomie, but a gruff and ugly kind of jocosity, which I am sure was not really natural to him, but was his protest against the possibility of my considering him to be shy.

    The Silent Isle

  • Lewis Carroll's best parodies are pure poetry, but he was also capable of routine Victorian jocosity of producing a parody of Swinburne entitled (with a nod towards Atalanta in Calydon) 'Atalanta in Camden Town'.

    'The Oxford Book of Parodies'

  • It had, of course, no truth in it whatsoever, and I more than once confessed publicly that it was only a jocosity … Scarcely a month goes by that I do not find the substance of it reprinted, not as foolishness but as fact, and not only in newspapers but in official documents and other works of the highest pretensions.

    August « 2008 « Isegoria

  • It had, of course, no truth in it whatsoever, and I more than once confessed publicly that it was only a jocosity … Scarcely a month goes by that I do not find the substance of it reprinted, not as foolishness but as fact, and not only in newspapers but in official documents and other works of the highest pretensions.

    Is H.L. Mencken Alive and Well at the NYT? « Isegoria

  • Sununu himself was passing the whole thing off with heavy jocosity.

    The 'Air Sununu' Flap

  • In this letter there is a tone of jocosity with reference to the victim, which filled me with horror.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • His features were not naturally intended to wear a smiling aspect, but he was in general rather given to professional jocosity.

    Oliver Twist

  • In this letter there is a tone of jocosity with reference to the victim, which filled me with horror.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • I mean not the sad jocosity of P.O.M.216 passages or the mere callender of slaughter.

    A Life in Letters

  • I mean not the sad jocosity of P.O.M.216 passages or the mere callender of slaughter.

    A Life in Letters

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