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  1. jol·ly
    IPA[ˈjälē]
  2. adjective

    • 1. happy and cheerful:

      he was a jolly man full of jokes
    • 2. lively and entertaining:

      we had a very jolly time

    verb

    • 1. encourage (someone) in a friendly way:

      he jollied people along they were trying to jolly her out of her torpor
    • 2. make someone or something more lively or cheerful:

      ideas to jolly up a winter's party

    adverb

    • 1. very; extremely:

      he is jolly busy

    noun

    • 1. a party or celebration:

      these events were jollies
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: jolly, plural noun: jollies

    • v.: verb: jolly, 3rd person present: jollies, gerund or present participle: jollying, past tense: jollied, past participle: jollied

    • noun

      a lapstraked ship's boat that is smaller than a cutter, typically hoisted at the stern of the ship.
    • adjective

      happy and cheerful:

      lively and entertaining:

    • verb

      encourage (someone) in a friendly way:

      make someone or something more lively or cheerful:

    • adverb

      very; extremely:
    • noun

      a clinker-built ship's boat that is smaller than a cutter, typically hoisted at the stern of the ship.
    • very good or enjoyable

      very thorough

    • used for emphasis, especially when one is angry or irritated
    • noun

      a pirate's flag with a white skull and crossbones on a black background.
    • very good or enjoyable

      very thorough

    • used for emphasis, especially when one is angry or irritated
    • noun

      a pirate's flag with a white skull and crossbones on a black background.
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