What does jolly mean?

Definitions for jolly
ˈdʒɒl ijol·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jolly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jolly(noun)

    a happy party

  2. jolly boat, jolly(adj)

    a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

  3. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful(verb)

    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"

  4. kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter(adverb)

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

  5. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. jolly(Noun)

    a pleasure trip or excursion

  2. jolly(Verb)

    To amuse or divert.

  3. jolly(Adverb)

    very, extremely

  4. jolly(Adjective)

    Full of high and merry spirits; jovial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jolly

    full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

  2. Jolly

    expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

  3. Jolly

    of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. Jolly, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jolly

    jol′i, adj. merry: expressing or exciting mirth, jovial: comely, robust.—n. Jollificā′tion, a making jolly: noisy festivity and merriment.—adv. Joll′ily.—ns. Joll′iment (Spens.), merriment; Joll′ity, Joll′iness.—adv. Joll′y (coll.), uncommonly. [O. Fr. jolif, joli—Ice. jol, Yule.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JOLLY

    v. t., To "con" or "josh." JOLLY BOAT The Ship of State.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jolly

    This term is usually applied to a comely and corpulent person, but afloat it is a familiar name for a soldier.--Tame jolly, a militiaman; royal jolly, a marine.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jolly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4059

How to pronounce jolly?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say jolly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jolly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jolly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of jolly in a Sentence

  1. Henriette Reker:

    We have to explain to people from other cultures that the jolly and frisky attitude during our Carnival is not a sign of sexual openness.

  2. Catherine Dill:

    Just because he seems like a jolly man doesn't mean that his intentions are pure, or that he's unable to launch a missile again, a lot of the summit, even if the true intention of President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un was to work towards peace at some point, there's a lot of pageantry involved. So in some sense, he was acting.

  3. Sarah Paulson:

    In fact, when I smoked, my brother used to always tell me that I was a kleptomaniac with all the lighters. But… I just take things. So yeah, I’ve stolen a lot, unconsciously. there was some gum, there was a Jolly Rancher I might have stolen, some Sweet Tarts. My favorite candy in all of time.

  4. Jeremy Clarkson:

    This was not some jolly jape that went awry. For once, we did nothing wrong.

  5. Jolly Joseph:

    She is not even a member of this diocese. She came here after getting married, jolly was not a frequent visitor here, nor did she have anything to do with the activities of Lourdes Matha Church.

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