[ UK /d‍ʒˈɒkʌnd/ ]
  1. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    when hearts were young and gay
    jolly old Saint Nick
    have a merry Christmas
    peals of merry laughter
    a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
    the jolly crowd at the reunion
    a mirthful laugh
    a jovial old gentleman
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How To Use jocund In A Sentence

  • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
  • their hearts were jocund and sublime
  • And I felt that if I was this happy in life, my life would be permanently happy and jocund.
  • Now August came, that florid lazy month when mid-summer dawdles along in trailing greeneries, and the day is like some jocund pagan, all flushed and asleep, with dripping beard rosy in a wine bowl of fat vine leaves. Gentle Julia
  • He was always jocund and grinning, while I always just stare in annoyance.
  • He is likewise declared innocent of the case privileged from the knapdardies, into the danger whereof it was thought he had incurred; because he could not jocundly and with fulness of freedom untruss and dung, by the decision of a pair of gloves perfumed with the scent of bum-gunshot at the walnut-tree taper, as is usual in his country of Mirebalais. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • I remember the advice given by the make-up artist François from Elizabeth Arden: ‘The jocund mouth gives the true chic.’
  • Old Jocunda, the porteress, never failed to make a sensation with her one stock-story of how she found the child standing on her head and crying, -- having been put into this reversed position in consequence of climbing up on a high stool to get her little fat hand into the vase of holy water, failing in which Christian attempt, her heels went up and her head down, greatly to her dismay. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator
  • A poet could not but be gay in such a jocund company.
  • July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.
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