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Definition of "jolly" []

  • Full of good humor and high spirits. (adjective)
  • Exhibiting or occasioning happiness or mirth; cheerful: a jolly tune. (adjective)
  • Greatly pleasing; enjoyable: had a jolly time. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British To a great extent or degree; extremely. (adverb)
  • To keep amused or diverted for one's own purposes; humor. (verb-transitive)

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 "jolly" in a sentence
  • "You know, I was just what I call a jolly girl when"
  • ""Well, that's what I call a jolly good riddance of bad rubbish,""
  • "Speak, ye ballroom frequenters, how would you skip, even with the light of brilliant eyes to encourage you, if there were not what you call a jolly good supper somewhere in the background?"