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Definition of "jocose" []

  • Given to joking; merry. (adjective)
  • Characterized by joking; humorous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jocose" in a sentence
  • "Liszt, that amiable critic replied that the word "grotesque" had no place in piano playing -- that they should properly be called jocose, or something of that sort."
  • "With the rabbi he maintained an armed truce which manifested itself in a kind of jocose teasing that occasionally developed an unpleasant edge."
  • "Now this division is made according to the intention of the effect: for a "jocose" lie is told in order to make fun, an"