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English definition of “jovial”


adjective uk   /ˈdʒəʊ.vi.əl/ us    /ˈdʒoʊ-/
(of a person) friendly and in a good mood, or (of a situation) enjoyable because of being friendly and pleasant: He seemed a very jovial chap. a jovial time/evening/chatFriendlyCausing pleasure
adverb uk   /-ə.li/ us  
FriendlyCausing pleasure
noun [U] uk   /ˌdʒəʊ.viˈæl.ə.ti/ us    /ˌdʒoʊ.viˈæl.ə.t̬i/
FriendlyPleasure and happiness
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