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Jocose

[jə-KOS]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 17th century

1.

Playful or humorous.

Examples of Jocose in a sentence

"The playdate was filled with jocose laughter."

"Jeannette was looking for a jocose writer to work on her sitcom."

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About Jocose

This word stems from the Latin “iocosus,” meaning "full of jesting, fond of jokes, funny." It originates from “iocus,” meaning "pastime, sport; a jest, joke."

Did you Know?

A “jocose lie” is when someone tells an untrue story that is really meant to amuse the storyteller’s audience more than to mislead. In the storytelling tradition, they are intended to be understood as humorous. Irony, teasing, and tall tales are all examples.

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