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    jolly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word jolly

    Definition
    (noun) a happy party Definition
    (noun) a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    Synonyms : jolly boat
    Definition
    (verb) be silly or tease one another
    Synonyms : banter , chaff , josh , kid
    Example Sentence
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around
    Definition
    (adj) full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    Synonyms : gay , jocund , jovial , merry , mirthful
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    Example Sentence
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers
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