What is another word for jocose?

281 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈɒkə͡ʊs], [ d‍ʒˈɒkə‍ʊs], [ dʒ_ˈɒ_k_əʊ_s]

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How to use "Jocose" in context?

Jocose has come to mean, principally, humorous. The word derives from the Latin jocus, meaning cheat or hoax. In English, jocose originally referred to the comic interludes in the playwright William Shakespeare's comedies and histories. Over time, the word has come to denote the whole genre of humor in which laughter is the keynote. Jocose writing is characterized by witty irony, bawdy humor, flashes of wit, and an extravagant use of words.

The jocose writer takes pleasure in transforming the trivial into the strange, the commonplace into the shocking, and the ugly into the beautiful.

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