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Word: jocular

Definition: said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking


Sentences Containing 'jocular'

"Paddy", another derogatory placeholder name for an Irish person, lacks the sharpness of "Taig" and is often used in a jocular context or incorporated into mournful pro-Irish sentiment (e.g. the songs "Poor Paddy on the Railway" and "Paddy's Lament").
For a semi-jocular term "contraption" the Russian loan word "ustrojstwo" is often employed.
However, if the preceding clause is already diminutive or jocular, suffixing it with -lah would be redundant and improper: one would not say "yep lah", "nope lah", or "ta lah" (as in the British "Ta" for "thank you").
Lor (), also spelled lorh or loh, from Cantonese (囉, "lor"), is a casual, sometimes jocular way to assert upon the listener either direct observations or obvious inferences.
Mid-set in many live performances Shellac take the time for one or more "question and answer" sessions, where members of the band respond in an off-the-cuff and at times jocular manner to questions shouted out by fans and hecklers alike.
She did it gloomily until she came to ten, but when she got into two figures she became more hopeful, and, as the time advanced, even jocular.
Sometimes, although rarely, "Pacanów" can also be used (almost always in a jocular sense) which has the same meaning that US "Dullsville" but is actually a little town in central Poland.
There was some speculation at the dinner-table about the Time Traveller's absence, and I suggested time travelling, in a half-jocular spirit.

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