[jok-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌdʒɒk yəˈlær ɪ ti/

noun, plural jocularities.
the state or quality of being .
speech or behavior.
a remark or act.

1640s, from Medieval Latin iocularitas “jocular, facetious,” from iocularis (see jocular).


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