- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||inclined to joke; jovial; merry.
The jocose old gentleman had everyone at the table chuckling.
- similar words:
- jocund, jovial
She began her speech with a few jocose remarks.
- grave, lugubrious, sober
||amusing, facetious, humorous, jolly, witty
||jocosely (adv.), jocoseness (n.)
The word jocose
contains the following part:
that means having many or much of; tending toward
More about this word part:
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