from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. jovial, exuberant, lighthearted; merry and in high spirits : exhibiting happiness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive.
- adv. Merrily; cheerfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Merry; lively; cheerful; blithe; gleeful; gay; mirthful; airy; sprightly; sportive; light-hearted.
- Synonyms Jocose, Jocund. See jocose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Middle English, from Old French jocond, from Latin iūcundus, iōcundus, from iuvāre, to help, delight.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French jocond, from Latin iūcundus ("pleasant, agreeable"). (Wiktionary)