given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.

1620–30; < Latin joculāris, equivalent to jocul(us) little joke (joc(us) joke + -ulus -ule) + -āris -ar1

jocularly, adverb
overjocular, adjective
overjocularly, adverb
semijocular, adjective
semijocularly, adverb

jocose, jocular, jocund, jovial (see synonym study at jovial).

See jovial. Unabridged
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jocular (ˈdʒɒkjʊlə)
1.  characterized by joking and good humour
2.  meant lightly or humorously; facetious
[C17: from Latin joculāris, from joculus little joke]

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Word Origin & History

1626, from L. jocularis "funny, comic," from joculus, dim. of jocus (see joke). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.
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Example sentences
Most humor that reaches us is merely jocularity, and it is well to be jocular
  only when really funny.
The dress code is strictly university, the etiquette informal and jocular.
I'm feeling jocular, even if the end of spring break is nigh.
The other is plump, friendly, jocular.
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