[ adjective ] full of or showing high-spirited merriment


"when hearts were young and gay" "the jolly crowd at the reunion" "jolly old Saint Nick" "a jovial old gentleman" "have a merry Christmas" "peals of merry laughter" "a mirthful laugh"

Used in print

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

He had a round , frank Irish face , creased in a jovial grin that stayed bleakly in_place even when he was pumping bullets into someone 's body .

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