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jolly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word jolly

Definition
(noun) a happy party
Definition
(noun) a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
Synonyms : jolly boat

Definition
(verb) be silly or tease one another
Synonyms : banter , chaff , josh , kid
Example Sentence
  • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

Definition
(adj) full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Synonyms : gay , jocund , jovial , merry , mirthful
Example Sentence
  • when hearts were young and gay
  • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
  • the jolly crowd at the reunion
  • jolly old Saint Nick
  • a jovial old gentleman
  • have a merry Christmas
  • peals of merry laughter
  • a mirthful laugh

Definition
(adv) to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
Example Sentence
  • pretty big
  • pretty bad
  • jolly decent of him
  • the shoes are priced reasonably
  • he is fairly clever with computers

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