Complete Definition of "jocund"

English
Etymology
L., jucundus, pleasant, agreeable, from juvare, to delight

Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/ËdÊÉkÉnd, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/ or IPA|/ËdÊÉÊkÉnd/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]@nd/
(US): AHD|jäkʹÉnd, IPA|/ËdÊÉËkÉnd, SAMPA|/"dZA:[email protected]/ or AHD|jÅʹkÉnd, IPA|/ËdÊoÊkÉnd/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/

Adjective
jocund

  1. jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits

#:There was once a widow, fair, young, free, rich, and withal very pleasant and jocund, that fell in love with a certain round and well-set servant of a college. — Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes (translated by Thomas Shelton)
#:a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company — William Wordsworth
#:Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. — Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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