[jok-yuh-ler] /ˈdʒɒk yə lər/
given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to or jesting; waggish; facetious:
jocular remarks about opera stars.
characterized by joking and good humour
meant lightly or humorously; facetious
1620s, from Latin iocularis “funny, comic,” from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.
[jok-uh nd, joh-kuh nd] /ˈdʒɒk ənd, ˈdʒoʊ kənd/ adjective 1. cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group. /ˈdʒɒkənd/ adjective 1. of a humorous temperament; merry adj. late 14c., from Latin iocundus (source of Spanish jocunde, Italian giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus “joke”) of Latin iucundus “pleasant,” originally “helpful,” contraction of *iuvicundus, from […]
[joh-kuhn-di-tee] /dʒoʊˈkʌn dɪ ti/ noun, plural jocundities for 2. 1. the state or an instance of being ; gaiety. 2. a remark or act. n. early 15c., from Late Latin iocunditas, from iocundus (see jocund).
n. Medieval Latin spelling of Hebrew letter yodh (see iota). Also cf. jot. Jordan-dinar
- Jod-basedow phenomenon
Jod-Basedow phenomenon (yŏd’-) n. Induction of thyrotoxicosis in a previously normal individual as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine. Also called iodine-induced hyperthyroidism.