follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

jocularity

[jok-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌdʒɒk yəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural jocularities.
1.
the state or quality of being jocular.
2.
jocular speech or behavior.
3.
a jocular remark or act.
Origin of jocularity
1640-1650
1640-50; jocular + -ity
Related forms
overjocularity, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for jocularity
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • His effort might have been a greater success if he had abstained from jocularity, which was not by any means his forte.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • From this moment, Mr Montague's jocularity and flow of spirits were remarkable.

  • Matthias Pardon answered, with a laugh that contained all, and more than all, the jocularity of the American press.

  • These professors of science and magic and jocularity had never before been absent.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • But it was in his own state-room that George Wentworth's jocularity came out at its best.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • "Don't let it distress you," he said, with an attempt at jocularity.

    Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes
  • And he is anathema to the hierophants of the Neo-Celtic Renascence on account of his jocularity.

  • The result of this jocularity was briefly given in a later copy of "The Avalanche."

  • Ramirez rose with an attempt at jocularity, and pocketed his gains.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
Word Origin and History for jocularity
n.

1640s, from Medieval Latin iocularitas "jocular, facetious," from iocularis (see jocular).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for jocularity

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for jocularity

0
26
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for jocularity