jovially

Definitions

  • Three Jovial Huntsmen
    Three Jovial Huntsmen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv jovially in a jovial manner "he greeted his friend jovially"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • adv Jovially In a jovial manner; merrily; gayly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jovially In a jovial manner; merrily; gaily; with jollity.
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Usage

In literature:

Those who had come in from hunting and fishing sprawled at their ease on the turf, and shouted jovial comments over their wine-cups.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
The jovial good fellow has made a goose of himself.
"Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing" by T. S. Arthur
At that time he was a merry, light-hearted youth, a jovial comrade, and one of whom any girl would be proud.
"Famous Affinities of History V3" by Lyndon Orr
Dickens was a jovial soul.
"Famous Affinities of History V4" by Lyndon Orr
At that time he was a merry, light-hearted youth, a jovial comrade, and one of whom any girl would be proud.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
The jovial humor of the judge had provided complete equipment for a man.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
He was always a genial and jovial companion at our supper- parties at Fresh Pond and Gallagher's.
"Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Lave us be merry about it an' jovial an' affectionate.
"Observations by Mr. Dooley" by Finley Peter Dunne
I greeted him as jovially as I could, and then he shook hands with my mother, neither of them speaking.
"The Grim Smile of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Faint and mellow came the sound of jovial romping from the house; otherwise, beneath the distant stars, a perfect stillness held.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
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In poetry:

And when the tempest waxed strong,
And the bark could no more it 'bide,
She said it was jovial fun to hear
How the poor devils cried.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
The first arose: She said she'd seen
Rare sport since the blind cat mew'd,
She'd been to sea in a leaky sieve,
And a jovial storm had brew'd.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Go shear your flocks, ye jovial swains;
Go reap the plenty of your plains;
Despoiled of all which you revere,
I know my Flavia's love sincere.
"Song" by William Shenstone
Adieu, ye jovial Youths! who join
To plunge old Care in floods of wine;
And, as your dazzled eyeballs roll,
Discern him struggling in the bowl.
"Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs" by William Shenstone
Behold him now, a jovial boy!
No fluttering fears! -- no trembling joy;
And all his groans and blushes over,
Mark how he breathes the ardent lover.
"To A Young Lady, With A Bottle Of Irish Usquebaugh" by Hector MacNeill
We gathered once, a joyous throng:
The jovial toasts went gayly round;
With jest, and laugh, and shout, and song,
We made the floors and walls resound.
"After The Curfew" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

"A lot of cultures start meals with an aperitif or end with a digestif," says Jovial King.
I was quickly and jovially informed that the words "need" and " chocolate cake " do not belong in the same sentence.
"All of Croatia is beautiful," Slobodan Vrdoljak corrected me jovially.
The jovial playful 17th century poet Robert Herrick, who wrote many poems about the pleases of drink, sex and the playful sensuous life, was also a clergyman.
While having a jovial co-worker that can lighten the mood in the workplace can be a plus, he or she can wind up being a major distraction when there's a tight deadline looming.
But Emeril 's joviality ends when he talks about his beloved Big Easy that remains devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The wind and rain are turning down my usual jovial mood.
Caring, jovial Father Vic was part of family.
The husband and wife team behind Bionaturae organic pasta are making history with their new, innovative health food brand Jovial .
Packaging sets the light-hearted tone for Jovial health food brand.
Republicans jovial at fair, especially with Democrats abandoning the field.
Nonetheless, the scent is overpowering, wafting up from the deck of the Temptress as we creep groggily onto the Hudson River, jovial metalheads snapping digital-camera pics of the full moon framed by the midtown skyline.
Looks like everyone is in the courtroom and the mood is pretty jovial.
His tone is mostly serious and yet jovial, and he does a good job of projecting credibility.
Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec 1, 2012.
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In science:

He was always very jovial and approachable, and was never annoyed by my many questions.
Polygons in Quadratically Closed Rings and Properties of n-adically Closed Rings
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