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Meaning & Definition of Jolly in English

English

Jolly

/ʤɑli/

noun

1. A happy party

    synonym:
  • jolly

2. A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

    synonym:
  • jolly boat
  • ,
  • jolly

verb

1. Be silly or tease one another

  • "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
    synonym:
  • kid
  • ,
  • chaff
  • ,
  • jolly
  • ,
  • josh
  • ,
  • banter

adjective

1. Full of or showing high-spirited merriment

  • "When hearts were young and gay"
  • "A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- wordsworth
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • gay
  • ,
  • jocund
  • ,
  • jolly
  • ,
  • jovial
  • ,
  • merry
  • ,
  • mirthful

adverb

1. To a moderately sufficient extent or degree

  • "Pretty big"
  • "Pretty bad"
  • "Jolly decent of him"
  • "The shoes are priced reasonably"
  • "He is fairly clever with computers"
    synonym:
  • reasonably
  • ,
  • moderately
  • ,
  • pretty
  • ,
  • jolly
  • ,
  • somewhat
  • ,
  • fairly
  • ,
  • middling
  • ,
  • passably