jocular


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jocular \joc"u*lar\ (j[o^]k"[-u]*l[~e]r), a. [L. jocularis, fr.
   joculus, dim. of jocus joke. See Joke.]
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   1. Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person.
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   2. Sportive; merry. "Jocular exploits." --Cowper.
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            The style is partly serious and partly jocular.
                                                  --Dryden.
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