From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jocose \jo*cose"\ (j[-o]*k[=o]s"), a. [L jocosus, fr. jocus
   joke. See Joke.]
   Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding
   in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.
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         To quit their austerity and be jocose and pleasant with
         an adversary.                            --Shaftesbury.
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         All . . . jocose or comical airs should be excluded.
                                                  --I. Watts.

   Syn: Jocular; facetious; witty; merry; pleasant; waggish;
        sportive; funny; comical. -- jo*cose"ly, adv. --
        jo*cose"ness, n.
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              Spondanus imagines that Ulysses may possibly speak
              jocosely, but in truth Ulysses never behaves with
              levity.                             --Broome.
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              He must beware lest his letter should contain
              anything like jocoseness; since jesting is
              incompatible with a holy and serious life.
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