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Below you will find the definition of jocose, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - characterized by jokes and good humor
EXAMPLES - Jocose in a Sentence
- Ballmer laughs and his laugh is like jocose thunder. (source)
- Then when you mean to be jocose hand over the laughter card, and so on. (source)
- August 6th, 2006 at 7:10 pm jocose, bellicose, morose and comatose says: (source)
- A jocose drama, whatever that means, is not how I would describe Le nozze di Figaro. (source)
- Judge Jajbhay was in a jocose mood despite the fact that proceedings dragged on past 5pm. (source)
- There is a kind of jocose or burlesque satire peculiar to Italy, in which the literature is extremely rich. (source)
- Now this division is made according to the intention of the effect: for a "jocose" lie is told in order to make fun, an (source)
- When the voice of the computer returned, a certain coldness had replaced the jocose ain't-we-having - fun tone of voice. (source)
- Unfortunately, among many of our young people, the Bible seems to be a book to be avoided or to be treated in a rather "jocose" manner. (source)
- He was the one of this pair of guardians who sat and panted at Richard Nixon's feet, was seen to smile and heard to make the jocose sally. (source)
- With the rabbi he maintained an armed truce which manifested itself in a kind of jocose teasing that occasionally developed an unpleasant edge. (source)
- Barack Obama's trendlines could be doing endorsement spots for Viagra right now (if you will please forgive the vulgarity of that jocose observation). (source)
- "jocose" lie, or of usefulness, and then we have the "officious" lie, whereby it is intended to help another person, or to save him from being injured. (source)
- In youth Lewis wrote yards of romantic verse, much of it jocose; yet he had heard Yeats at Yale and was much impressed by the poetry of the early Yeats. (source)
- The leaves of the romances, reduced to a condition very like curl-paper, are thickly studded with notes in pencil: sometimes complimentary, sometimes jocose. (source)
- A nuisance cause was trying; there were not many spectators; and the witnesses, counsel, and jury, formed a sort of family circle, sufficiently jocose and snug. (source)
- 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. (source)
- The stranger was extremely jocose; and Mr. Tracy Tupman, being quite bewildered with wine, negus, lights, and ladies, thought the whole affair was an exquisite joke. (source)
- The proceedings had not yet commenced; and as an inactive crowd is generally disposed to be jocose, this very innocent action was sufficient to awaken their facetiousness. (source)
- With them Ralph was familiar and jocose, humorous upon the topics of the day, and especially pleasant upon bankruptcies and pecuniary difficulties that made good for trade. (source)
- Just as you wouldn't write "as per your order of Monday last" in a serious novel unless you were quoting some businessman's letter, you shouldn't write "beverage" except to be jocose. (source)
- Indeed, there sprung up quite a flirtation between Miss La Creevy and Tim Linkinwater, who said a thousand jocose and facetious things, and became, by degrees, quite gallant, not to say tender. (source)
- Russ Kingman, thereupon, produced the text I needed -- just in time for the deadline -- and a lively and jocose correspondence ensued, in the course of which a very friendly relationship developed. (source)
- Note 27: The name Ca 'Zoiosa derived from the villa inhabited by the school, a former "pleasure house" used by the patron Gianfrancesco Gonzaga's predecessor (zoiosa is Venetian dialect for jocose). (source)
- Probably as a jocose acknowledgment of the obstructive character of this main approach, the point nearest to its base at which one could take the river (if so inodorously minded) bore the appellation (source)
- This Answer my Friend little expected to receive; however, believing it concern'd me nearly, took the first Opportunity to tell me, which he did in a frank jocose Manner, not seeming to suspect how great my (source)
- But however much inclined the good man was to be jocose and playful, and in the garden of his fancy to disport himself (if one may say so) like an architectural kitten, he had one impediment constantly opposed to him. (source)
- Another fab episode fashioned from a gazillion little bits of hilarious goodness stitched together with golden strands of awesomeness, all wrapped up in a big bow of brilliance and topped with a cherry of jocose absurdity. (source)
- Mr. Pott retorted not a word at this jocose insult, but deliberately folded up his copy of the INDEPENDENT, flattened it carefully down, crushed it beneath his boot, spat upon it with great ceremony, and flung it into the fire. (source)
- So, he gave her three or four with a kind of jocose gallantry, and Miss La Creevy evinced no greater symptoms of displeasure than declaring, as she adjusted her yellow turban, that she had never heard of such a thing, and couldn't have believed it possible. (source)
- Though his role in the novel is a minor and muted one, Machiavelli emerges as the novel's most intriguing character, for Rushdie has given him a distinctly contemporary personality and keeps him, for the most part, free of the distracting romance plot with its typically inflated and jocose prose. (source)
- Horse in a Stable on Fire, burnt if he stays, yet dares not go out: At last, holding by the Tables and Chairs, with feign'd Smiles in my Face, and jocose Words in my Mouth, I made a Shift to pass the Gantlet, and got into my Chamber, where God only was Witness of my Complaints, and Succour in the Midst of my Sighs and Tears. (source)
- Rumours having gone abroad that Arthur was to be married that morning, very particular inquiries were made after the bride, who was held by the majority to be disguised in the person of Mr Ralph Nickleby, which gave rise to much jocose indignation at the public appearance of a bride in boots and pantaloons, and called forth a great many hoots and groans. (source)
- I know no life that must be so delicious as that of a writer for newspapers, or a leading member of the opposition -- to thunder forth accusations against men in power; show up the worst side of every thing that is produced; to pick holes in every coat; to be indignant, sarcastic, jocose, moral, or supercilious; to damn with faint praise, or crush with open calumny! (source)
- 'I know no life that must be so delicious as that of a writer for newspapers, or a leading member of the opposition -- to thunder forth accusations against men in power; show up the worst side of every thing that is produced; to pick holes in every coat; to be indignant, sarcastic, jocose, moral, or supercilious; to damn with faint praise, or crush with open calumny! (source)
- I returned deliberately to the first I had seen -- and there it was, black, dried, sunken, with closed eyelids -- a head that seemed to sleep at the top of that pole, and, with the shrunken dry lips showing a narrow white line of the teeth, was smiling, too, smiling continuously at some endless and jocose dream of that eternal slumber. posted by Steve @ 3:33:00 AM get_comment_link108530000393371624 (source)
- It's not surprising that Marshall goes on to write in a weird pseudo-archaic style with locutions like "he well captured the way" and "the world in which we now live" and jocose, verbose images like "a 9th tier blogger or one of those whacks sitting on a stoop in Union Square talking about fascism and Texas oil barons before they get overcome by the shakes or decide to start collecting more aluminum cans." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "jocose" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 11 synonyms for jocose.
facetious, frolicsome, funny, humorous, jocular, joking, merry, playful, sportive, waggish, witty
We have 0 antonyms for jocose.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jocose from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Given to joking; merry.
- (adjective) Characterized by joking; humorous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) given to jest; habitually jolly
- (adjective) playful; characterized by joking
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Given to jokes and jesting; merry; waggish, as a person.
- (None) Of the nature of a joke or jest; sportive; merry: as, a jocose remark; jocose or comical airs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) characterized by jokes and good humor