jo·cose a. Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.
To quit their austerity and be jocose and pleasant with an adversary. --Shaftesbury.
All . . . jocose or comical airs should be excluded. --I. Watts.
Syn: -- Jocular; facetious; witty; merry; pleasant; waggish; sportive; funny; comical.
-- jo*cose*ly, adv. -- jo*cose*ness, n.
Spondanus imagines that Ulysses may possibly speak jocosely, but in truth Ulysses never behaves with levity. --Broome.
He must beware lest his letter should contain anything like jocoseness; since jesting is incompatible with a holy and serious life. --Buckle.
adv : with humor; "they tried to deal with this painful subject
jocularly" [syn: jocular]