V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. meant to be funny; 2. inclined to joke and be playful
Synonyms: funny, humorous, comical, wacky, amusing, playful, jovial
Antonyms: serious, depressing, grim
Tips: Think of the related word joke, which means "something intended to provoke laughter." Jocular describes someone or something that is humorous or characterized by joking. The adverb jocularly means "humorously."
Because of his jocular tone, no one took his speech seriously. (humerous, funny)
He must have been in a jocular mood when he bought the gag gift for her birthday. (comical, jovial)
He tried to lighten the mood in the room by telling jocular stories. (amusing, comical)
He tried to approach the serious subject jocularly, but nobody was in the mood for jokes. (humorously, playfully) adverb
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