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English definition of “jovial”

jovial

adjective     /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 jovially     /-ə.li/ adverb FriendlyCausing pleasure joviality     /ˌdʒəʊ.viˈæl.ə.ti/ US  /ˌdʒoʊ.viˈæl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] FriendlyPleasure and happiness
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