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Below you will find the definition of jocund, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - full of or showing high-spirited merriment
EXAMPLES - Jocund in a Sentence
- In the jocund tide that sweeps dark and dusk away, (source)
- And now, to punish me, she keeps afar her jocund band, (source)
- And hornfoot Pan who plays on the pipe his jocund lays; (source)
- I shall soon introduce you to my jocund friend, Mr. John Ballantyne of Trinity (source)
- My bloodstream was rich with ingredients and I was happy, euphoric, and jocund. (source)
- His round, jocund face gleamed with sweat, his eyes bulged behind thick glasses. (source)
- It was a sweet and jocund air, such as would make young people prone to run and skip. (source)
- The jocund travellers came on; and as they came, Scrooge knew and named them every one. (source)
- Wherefore then should grief sadden and distort such blythe, such jocund, features as mine? (source)
- He quickened his already jocund step to meet Miss Maitland at the intersection of their ways. (source)
- Cedric was a big man with a weather-beaten rugged face, unkempt dark hair, and a jocund manner. (source)
- He continued with an intentional slurring of words in what was obviously a self-effacing and jocund apology. (source)
- Over a city distracted by factions and civil broils, he saw the devils very jocund, blowing the fire of discord. (source)
- Bowers the most jocund bacchanal of all; the operator boxed over his instrument against harm and slipped out; and (source)
- When Marijane arrived, she walked into the back dining room proud, offering a jocund greeting to those who had arrived before her. (source)
- A second hourglass is found beside the lectern in the miniature studiolo, a particularly jocund play of temporal and spatial layering. (source)
- The Patriots remarked, (January 14, 1769,) that the countenances of a few, who seemed to enjoy a triumph, were now very jocund; but that His (source)
- The tide of youthful glee flowed jocund from her heart, and the transparency of her fine blue veins almost shewed the velocity of its current. (source)
- If you wind up the evening with grog, you will own there was never such grog; at every sip a jocund tranquillity spreads about your limbs, and sits easily in your heart. (source)
- I'm happy that my first trip back east in 12 years a week ago took me to Chicago where outside the Chicago Art Museum I was greeted by a very jocund group on a snowy day. (source)
- If you have, you remember your teasing search for the principal word in the passage, -- how _day_ seemed a less likely key than _jocund_, and yet, as this was only an adjective, perhaps (source)
- Their low, laughing voices had a conspiratorial sound as they made jocund comments, looking across the Texas-red ground, sparsely covered with scrub grass between the long gray barracks. (source)
- New York Fashion Week's candles are burnt out at Lincoln Center and jocund London stands tiptoe on the misty fashion fronts, but aptly named Circa Lounge's flame continues to burn bright. (source)
- He was, in short, neither more nor less than an obese, jocund, multigenarian gnome, the optical perception of whom rendered me visibly frolicsome despite every effort to refrain from so being. (source)
- He was, in short, neither more nor less than an obese, jocund, multi - genarian gnome, the optical perception of whom rendered me visibly frolicsome despite every effort to refrain from so being. (source)
- Our Ship's Crew was now extreamly jocund, for they had Provisions for at least Three Months, with what they took out of the _English_ Sloops, and, in Money, they found upwards of an Hundred and Sixty Thousand (source)
- He appeared to be about sixty-five, and the dignified aspect which he wore to a gazer at a distance became depreciated to jocund slyness upon nearer view, when the small type could be read between the leading lines. (source)
- The lame cast aside their crutches, the blind regain their sight, the paralyzed are alert and nimble, the trampers of every species jig in turn, or altogether, shaking their rags unto the jocund tune; and where is there (source)
- But Eve is described as "jocund" and "blithe" only when she is intoxicated by the mortal fruit of the tree; and the note of gaiety that is heard faintly, like a distant echo, in the earlier poems, is never sounded again by (source)
- Out of the age of gas lamps he glances back slightingly at the mirk and glimmer in which his ancestors wandered; his heart waxes jocund at the contrast; nor do his lips refrain from a stave, in the highest style of poetry, lauding progress and the golden mean. (source)
-  Neque enim populo Romano quidquam potest esse laetius, no man living so jocund, so merry as the people of Rome when they had plenty; but when they came to want, to be hunger-starved, neither shame, nor laws, nor arms, nor magistrates could keep them in obedience. (source)
- But he was desirous, like a prudent governor, at the same time to get rid, if possible, of the internal enemy, in which light he considered almost every one who eat and drank, ere he took measures to exclude those whom their jocund noise now pronounced to be near at hand. (source)
- Who could have observed his manner, taciturn, thoughtful, gloomy, shadowed by habitual reserve, retiring always and jocund never, with a distraught air of reverting to a bygone place and time, or of listening to some old echoes in his mind, but might have said it was the manner of a haunted man? (source)
- But she too had looked on and seen how jocund was the play; she also had acknowledged that that running in the ring, that stout hitting of the ball, that innocent craft, that bringing back by her own skill and with her own hand of some long-backed fellow, would be pleasant to her as well as to others. (source)
- It's a nature poem in an age when nature poems are not fashionable; it employs the word "gay" in a sense which has been all but driven out of the language by its more vernacular denotation; and then it follows up with the word "jocund," which it is safe to say is a word not one American student in 100 has ever heard. (source)
- It is nine of the clock on a still, bright November morning; but the bells of Bideford church are still ringing for the daily service two hours after the usual time; and instead of going soberly according to wont, cannot help breaking forth every five minutes into a jocund peal, and tumbling head over heels in ecstasies of joy. (source)
- Thus with the thunder of artillery, with the animating sound of drum and trumpet, with the more persuasive music of impassioned words, with shoutings and with revelry, these jocund compeers, from the highest to the lowest, mingled into one by the alchemy of a common joy, chased the hours of that memorable night and gave strange welcome to the morn of May. (source)
- When my man was present, the beast would use many notable enticements and pleasant motions, and when he was going, hold him back, and look after him when he was gone, very sad in his absence, but most jocund when he returned: and when my man went from me, the beast expressed his love with continual sickness, and after he had pined away some few days, died. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "jocund" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 7 synonyms for jocund.
blithe, elated, jocose, jocular, jolly, lighthearted, sprightly
We have 1 antonym for jocund.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (jŏkˈənd, jōˈkənd)
View up to 25 definitions of jocund from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits : exhibiting happiness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (None) Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive.
- (adverb) Merrily; cheerfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Merry; lively; cheerful; blithe; gleeful; gay; mirthful; airy; sprightly; sportive; light-hearted.
- (None) Synonyms Jocose, Jocund. See jocose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) full of or showing high-spirited merriment