English adjective: jolly
|1.||jolly full of or showing high-spirited merriment|
|Samples||When hearts were young and gay.|
A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company.
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.
|Synonyms||gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful|
English noun: jolly
|1.||jolly (event) a happy party|
|Domain region||Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|2.||jolly (artifact) a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work|
English adverb: jolly
|1.||jolly to a moderately sufficient extent or degree|
Jolly decent of him.
The shoes are priced reasonably.
He is fairly clever with computers.
|Synonyms||fairly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat|
English verb: jolly
|1.||jolly (communication) be silly or tease one another|
|Samples||After we relaxed, we just kidded around.|
|Synonyms||banter, chaff, josh, kid|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit|