Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make jolly; intoxicate to a slight degree; make ‘happy.’
  • To become ‘jolly’; be exhilarated by drink.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

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Examples

  • Virginia Johnson/Random House Certain motifs like hearts and polka dots can jollify, but it's really quite personal.

    10 Odd, Yet Essential, Elements of Style

  • Certain motifs like hearts and polka dots can jollify, but it's really quite personal, and could be something as simple as a favorite snapshot stuck into the edge of a mirror or a child's drawing framed and hung "seriously" among other pictures.

    10 Odd, Yet Essential, Elements of Style

  • For here shall he find the good shelter of friends like-minded with himself, and of hospitable turn, having no cause to hurry any more than he has, all too wise to command their own ships; and here will they all jollify together while the sky holds a cloud or the locker

    Mary Anerley

  • To-night you may jollify; but after that you are under strict discipline, for a month at least.

    Mary Anerley

  • Tain't natchul fer folks not to git together an 'laugh an' be happy an 'fergit dere quarrels an' dere troubles an 'jollify deyselves.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill

  • To-night you may jollify; but after that you are under strict discipline, for a month at least.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • For here shall he find the good shelter of friends like-minded with himself, and of hospitable turn, having no cause to hurry any more than he has, all too wise to command their own ships; and here will they all jollify together while the sky holds a cloud or the locker a drop.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • But they will also encounter jarring attempts to jollify the past - as, for example, when Murphy introduces the founder of the Dominican Order as "the man celebrated in the 1963 song Dominique by the Singing Nuns" .

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • They'd use them to jollify a wall, or bridge, or subway train.

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  • But they will also encounter jarring attempts to jollify the past - as, for example, when Murphy introduces the founder of the Dominican Order as "the man celebrated in the 1963 song Dominique by the Singing Nuns" .

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

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