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jocose

jo·cose

jocose

 
 
pronunciation:
j kos
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined to joke; jovial; merry.
The jocose old gentleman had everyone at the table chuckling.
similar words:
jocund, jovial
definition 2: funny; humorous.
She began her speech with a few jocose remarks.
antonyms:
grave, lugubrious, sober
derivations: jocosely (adv.), jocoseness (n.)
Word Parts
The word jocose contains the following part:
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.