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jocular

adjective     /ˈdʒɒk.jʊ.lər/ US  /ˈdʒɑː.kjə.lɚ/ formal
funny or intended to make someone laugh: a jocular commentHumour and humorous describes someone who is happy and likes to make jokes: Michael was in a very jocular mood at the party.Humour and humorous jocularly     /-li/ adverb jocularity     /ˌdʒɒk.jʊˈlær.ə.ti/ US  /ˌdʒɑː.kjəˈler.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] formal
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