- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɒkjʊlə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɑkjəlɚ/
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- (formal) Humorous, amusing or joking.
- He was in a jocular mood all day.
- All we had was a short and jocular conversation.
- 1865, Horatio Alger, Paul Prescott's Charge, chapter IV:
- From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular.
- 1896, H. G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau, chapter 15:
- Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
- 1910, Stephen Leacock, The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones:
- Then papa began to get very tired of Jones, and fidgeted and finally said, with jocular irony, that Jones had better stay all night, they could give him a shake-down.
humorous, amusing, joking