HyperDic: joke

English > 6 senses of the word joke:
NOUNcommunicationjoke, gag, laugh, jest, japea humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
actjoke, jest, jocularityactivity characterized by good humor
actjoke, antic, prank, trick, caper, put-ona ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
attributejokea triviality not to be taken seriously
VERBcommunicationjoke, jesttell a joke
bodyjoke, jestact in a funny or teasing way
joke > pronunciation
Soundsjhow'k
Rhymesartichoke ... yolk: 36 rhymes with owk...
English > joke: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.
Example"he told a very funny joke"
Synonymsgag, laugh, jest, jape
Partspunch line, laugh line, gag line, tag lineThe point of a joke or humorous story
Narrowerbelly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotA joke that seems extremely funny
dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue storyAn indelicate joke
ethnic jokeA joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyAn account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
in-jokeA joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-linerA one-line joke
shaggy dog storyA long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick jokeA joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual jokeA joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishbroma, chanza, chiste, gracia, jocosidad, ocurrencia
Catalanacudit, agudesa, broma, gràcia, ocurrència, sortida
Adjectivesjocularcharacterized by jokes and good humor
Nounsjokestera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys telling or playing jokes
Verbsjokeact in a funny or teasing way
joketell a joke
English > joke: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningActivity characterized by good humor.
Synonymsjest, jocularity
Narrowerdrollery, waggeryA quaint and amusing jest
leg-pull, leg-pullingAs a joke
pleasantryAn agreeable or amusing remark
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishbroma, jocosidad
Catalanbroma, facècia
Adjectivesjocularcharacterized by jokes and good humor
Nounsjokestera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys telling or playing jokes
Verbsjokeact in a funny or teasing way
joketell a joke
English > joke: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.
Synonymsantic, prank, trick, caper, put-on
Narrowerdirty trickAn unkind or aggressive trick
practical jokeA prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishbroma, burla, chiste, vacilada
Catalanantic, befa, broma, burla
Nounsjokestera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys telling or playing jokes
English > joke: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA triviality not to be taken seriously.
Example"I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
Broaderpettiness, triviality, slightness, puninessThe quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
English > joke: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtell a joke; speak humorously.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"He often jokes even when he appears serious"
Synonymjest
Narrowergag, quipmake jokes or quips
horse around, arse around, fool around, foolindulge in horseplay
punmake a play on words
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishbromear, bufonearse, burlarse
Catalanbromejar, bufonejar, burlar-se, fer broma
Nounsjokeactivity characterized by good humor
jokea humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
jokera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys telling or playing jokes
English > joke: 6 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningAct in a funny or teasing way.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymjest
Narrowerclown, clown around, anticact as or like a clown
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Spanishbromear
Catalanbromejar
Nounsjokeactivity characterized by good humor
jokea humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
jokera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys telling or playing jokes

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