Jocular



[jok-yuh-ler] /ˈdʒɒk yə lər/

adjective
1.
given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to or jesting; waggish; facetious:
jocular remarks about opera stars.
/ˈdʒɒkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
characterized by joking and good humour
2.
meant lightly or humorously; facetious
adj.

1620s, from Latin iocularis “funny, comic,” from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.

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