Adjective "jocund" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɒk(ə)nd//ˈdʒəʊk(ə)nd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Cheerful and light-hearted.
  1. 'And I felt that if I was this happy in life, my life would be permanently happy and jocund.'
  2. 'He was always jocund and grinning, while I always just stare in annoyance.'
  3. 'Accordingly, take in perfect part all I write and do; revere the cheese-shaped brain which feeds you this noble flummery; strive diligently to keep me ever jocund.'
  4. 'Within a few months, he was his usual jocund self, and growing like an aurochs.'

Definitions

1. cheerful; merry; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.

More examples(as adjective)

"bleats can be jocund."

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin jocundus, variant (influenced by jocus ‘joke’) of jucundus ‘pleasant, agreeable’, from juvare ‘to delight’.