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See also: jovial
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdʒəʊ.vɪ.əl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdʒoʊ.vɪ.əl/
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- Hyphenation: Jov‧i‧al
Jovial (not comparable)
- (astronomy, obsolete) Pertaining to the planet Jupiter; Jovian.
- (Roman mythology, obsolete) Pertaining to the Roman god Jove or Jupiter (the counterpart of the Greek god Zeus), the god of the sky and thunder and the king of the gods; Jovian.
- 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene ii], page 390, column 1:
- I know the ſhape of's Legge: this is his Hand: / His Foote Mercuriall: his martiall Thigh / The brawnes of Hercules: but his Iouiall face— / Murther in heaven?
Jovial (plural Jovials)
inhabitant of the planet Jupiter — see Jovian