Example sentences for: jocular

How can you use “jocular” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • ' The reference to Airstream, though jocular, was unwarranted.

  • in the phrase ain't I ,” was not reflective of the facts: I knew many cultivated speakers in most parts of the U.S., and the only time I ever heard them say ain't was in jocular contexts or in virtual quotations, like She ain't what she used to be . I must admit that my evidence was entirely impressionistic, but Gove provided no statistical support for his contention, either.

  • The vocabulary is jocular in its easy mixture of the casual (in slang or coinages or abbreviations), the learned (in avatar, baroque, catatonic, synchronous ), the visual (in hieroglyphics or emoticons), and even the aural (in the fondness for explosives, like bang , common spoken name for !) or onomatopoeia ( bletch, glitch, gonk ).

  • At times, Finkelstein's tone even veers toward the jocular, as when he makes fun of Elie Wiesel's racist remarks about ungrateful black people.

  • Any more pedantic suggestion being absent, I take the bit between the teeth to suggest that the above word, characterized by the OED as an “onomatopoeic representation of unmeaning chatter,” may well be a jocular rendering of Latin Flebiliter gemens , itself an almost facetious lament meaning something like `Woe is me!


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