jocosely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jocose +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

jocosely (comparative more jocosely, superlative most jocosely)

  1. In a jocose manner.
    • 1880, Mrs. Harry Bennett-Edwards, In Sheep's Clothing[1], volume 2, page 154:
      Mr. Hurst interrupted, 'to have his name mixed up with shady people, as Ormond says; so, my dear! the long and short of it is, you must refuse her invitation to go there on this visit!' 'But I have accepted it.' 'Unaccept it then,' jocosely.