HyperDic: jolly

English > 5 senses of the word jolly:
ADJECTIVEalljolly, gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthfulfull of or showing high-spirited merriment
ADVERBalljolly, reasonably, moderately, pretty, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyto a moderately sufficient extent or degree
NOUNeventjollya happy party
artifactjolly, jolly boata yawl used by a ship's sailors / sailors for general work
VERBcommunicationjolly, kid, chaff, josh, banterbe silly or tease one another
jolly > pronunciation
Soundsjhaa'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > jolly: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFull of or showing high-spirited merriment.
Examples
  • "the jolly crowd at the reunion"
  • "jolly old Saint Nick"
Synonymsgay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful
BroaderjoyousFull of or characterized by joy
Spanishalegre, animado, divertido, feliz, jovial, risueño
Catalanalegre, animat, jocós, jocund, jovial, rialler
Nounsjollity, jollinessfeeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
jollya happy party
English > jolly: 5 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA happy party.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroaderpartyAn occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
Adjectivesjollyfull of or showing high-spirited merriment
Verbsjollybe silly or tease one another
English > jolly: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA yawl used by a ship's sailors / sailors for general work.
Synonymjolly boat
BroaderyawlA ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
English > jolly: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo a moderately sufficient extent or degree.
Example "jolly decent of him"
Synonymsreasonably, moderately, pretty, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably
Oppositeunreasonably, immoderatelyTo a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
Spanishbastante, moderadamente
Catalanextremadament, força
English > jolly: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe silly or tease one another.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymskid, chaff, josh, banter
Broadertease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideharass with persistent criticism or carping
Spanishbromear, burlar, torear
Catalanbromejar, fer broma
Nounsjollya happy party

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