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JOL'LY, a.

1. Merry; gay; lively; full of life and mirth; jovial. It expresses more life and noise than cheerful; as a jolly troop of huntsmen.

[It is seldom applied in colloquial usage to respectable company. We rarely say of respectable persons, they are jolly. It is applied to the young and the vulgar.]

2. Expressing mirth or inspiring it.

And with his jolly pipe delights the groves.

The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions by frequent potations of malt liquors.

3. Exciting mirth and gayety; as jolly May.

4. Like one in high health; pretty.



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JOL'LY, a.

1. Merry; gay; lively; full of life and mirth; jovial. It expresses more life and noise than cheerful; as a jolly troop of huntsmen.

[It is seldom applied in colloquial usage to respectable company. We rarely say of respectable persons, they are jolly. It is applied to the young and the vulgar.]

2. Expressing mirth or inspiring it.

And with his jolly pipe delights the groves.

The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions by frequent potations of malt liquors.

3. Exciting mirth and gayety; as jolly May.

4. Like one in high health; pretty.

JOL'LY, a. [Fr. joli, pretty; It. giulivo, joyful, merry. Qu. Sax. geola, gehol, a feast, the yule, or feast of the nativity.]

  1. Merry; gay; lively; full of life and mirth; jovial. It expresses more life and noise than cheerful; as, a jolly troop of huntsmen. – Shak. [It is seldom applied in colloquial usage to respectable company. We rarely say of respectable persons, they are jolly. It is applied to the young and the vulgar.]
  2. Expressing mirth or inspiring it. And with his jolly pipe delights the groves. – Prior. The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions by frequent potations of malt liquors. – Irving.
  3. Exciting mirth and gayety; as, jolly May. – Dryden.
  4. Like one in high health; pretty. – South.

Jol"ly
  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. 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.

    [Colloq.]

    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.

  3. A marine in the English navy.

    [Sailor's Slang]

    I'm a Jolly -- 'Er Majesty's Jolly -- soldier an' sailor too! Kipling.

  4. 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.

  5. Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.

    "A jolly cool wind." Sir T. North. [Now mostly colloq.]

    Full jolly knight he seemed, and fair did sit. Spenser.

    The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions. W. Irving.

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Jolly

JOL'LY, adjective

1. Merry; gay; lively; full of life and mirth; jovial. It expresses more life and noise than cheerful; as a jolly troop of huntsmen.

[It is seldom applied in colloquial usage to respectable company. We rarely say of respectable persons, they are jolly It is applied to the young and the vulgar.]

2. Expressing mirth or inspiring it.

And with his jolly pipe delights the groves.

The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions by frequent potations of malt liquors.

3. Exciting mirth and gayety; as jolly May.

4. Like one in high health; pretty.

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