What is another word for jokingly?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈə͡ʊkɪŋlɪ] (IPA)

Jokingly is a word that is often used to describe something said or done in a playful or humorous manner. However, there are several other synonyms that can be used to convey the same meaning. Some of these synonyms include jestingly, facetiously, derisively, mockingly, teasingly and playfully. Jestingly is commonly used to describe a humorous or playful remark, while facetiously is used to describe something that is said with a lack of seriousness. Derisively and mockingly both imply a tone of ridicule or scorn, while teasingly and playfully both suggest a lighter, more innocent tone. Regardless of which synonym is used, the overall meaning remains the same - a light-hearted, humorous tone.

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Usage examples for Jokingly

Thoma gave her hand with reluctance, and the teamster continued jokingly: Get him to tell you what he did one night when we were before Paris.
Berthold Auerbach
We tried, jokingly, to persuade Captain Berry, when off Cape Hatteras, to go down and get his breakfast, while we took his place and watched the course of the steamer.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage
She never failed to be ready when wanted; the doctor complimented her, and said jokingly that the little Signorina would make a capital doctor's assistant.
"My Little Lady"
Eleanor Frances Poynter

Famous quotes with Jokingly

  • Half-jokingly, I asked what was wrong with me. So we made a deal: I would run his biological research provided I had a free hand to run my new project.
    James W. Black
  • I jokingly refer to the word "gourmet" as the "g" word.
    Arthur Schwartz
  • “At their ten-year high school reunion, they realized they all had something in common: crime. Cassidy covered it, Nicole investigated it, and Allison prosecuted it. At the time, Nicole was working for the Denver FBI field office, but not long afterward she was transferred to Portland. At Allison’s suggestion the three women met for dinner, and a friendship began. They had half-jokingly christened themselves the Triple Threat Club in honor of the Triple Threat Chocolate Cake they had shared that day.”
    Lis Wiehl

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