Jolly

Definition of Jolly

Jol´ly   Pronunciation: jǒl´lŷ
a.1.
1.Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.
Like a jolly troop of huntsmen.
- Shak.
"A jolly place," said he, "in times of old!
But something ails it now: the spot is cursed."
- Wordsworth.
2.Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.
And with his jolly pipe delights the groves.
- Prior.
Their jolly notes they chanted loud and clear.
- Fairfax.
3.Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.
Full jolly knight he seemed, and fair did sit.
- Spenser.
The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions.
- W. Irving.
v. t.1.To cause to be jolly; to make good-natured; to encourage to feel pleasant or cheerful; - often implying an insincere or bantering spirit; hence, to poke fun at.
We want you to jolly them up a bit.
- Brander Matthews.
At noon we lunched at the tail of the ambulance, and gently "jollied" the doctor's topography.
- F. Remington.
n.1.A marine in the English navy.
I'm a Jolly - 'Er Majesty's Jolly - soldier an' sailor too!
- Kipling.

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