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  • Three Jovial Huntsmen
    Three Jovial Huntsmen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n joviality a jovial nature
    • n joviality feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • n Joviality The quality or state of being jovial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n joviality The state or quality of being jovial; jovial conduct or amusement; merriment; jollity; festivity.
    • n joviality Synonyms Joy, Glee, etc. (see hilarity); gaiety, Jollity, jocularity, sportiveness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Joviality quality of being jovial
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. jovialité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Jupiter, Jovis, Jupiter, an auspicious star.


In literature:

Presently another, somewhat younger, man joined the group, a stalwart, jovial fellow with ruddy face.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
Were he to go, should he be jovial before the wedding party or should he be sober and saturnine?
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
Shorter was a jovial gentleman in loose-fitting clothes, and he was exceedingly glad to meet Mr. Cuthbert's friend.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Our dinner was eaten together at the "Krone" with the most jovial of hosts, old Betmann, whose card bore the pictures of a bed and a man.
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Presently after we were joined by a goodly priest, fat, jovial, breathing plenty ease, and good living.
"The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Fanny Burney
The form was fat and jovial-looking, and the pony was small but also fat.
"Jess" by H. Rider Haggard
At this sport the jovial company were closely engaged when Mannering entered the room.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
When Lempriere entered the pirate greeted him jovially.
"Michel and Angele [A Ladder of Swords], Complete" by Gilbert Parker
He admired the first sergeant and wished he could imitate his jovial, domineering manner.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
But the hardships of his life had not quenched his jovial spirits, which were, indeed, irrepressible.
"Old Mission Stories of California" by Charles Franklin Carter
Here meet we a jovial company!
"The Camp of Wallenstein A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
Jovial, puffy-faced bird, who kept bobbing up behind a fat cigar.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
Mr. Lincoln is a jovial man, and has a keen sense of the ludicrous.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
He made much jovial noise.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
For which cause many compare love to wine, which makes men jovial and merry, frolic and sad, whine, sing, dance, and what not.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Lord Capulet is a jovial, testy old man, self-willed, prejudiced, and tyrannical.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Presently Dr. Elbert Jones came in, cheering her with his breezy, jovial drawl.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
They all bore their trials in the most jovial good-humoured manner.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
My jovial driver seemed glad of a companion, and we soon got on very good terms, and conversed on a great variety of topics.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
The sounds of joviality increased, and Blake's mouth watered.
"A Wounded Name" by Charles King

In poetry:

There was a ship of Rio
Sailed out into the blue,
And nine and ninety monkeys
Were all her jovial crew.
"The Ship Of Rio" by Walter de la Mare
Of late I saw thee laughing,
Thy jovial friends among,
The brilliant goblet quaffing,
The wildest of the throng.
"Song" by Charlotte Dacre
How jovial then the day!
What since have all my labours found,
Thus climbing life, to gaze around,
That can thy loss repay?
"Ode to Health, 1730" by William Shenstone
THERE was a king, a jovial king.
Rode out across the heather —
O he could laugh and he could sing
When we drank deep together !
"A Song For Rosamund, The Lombard Queen." by E J Rupert Atkinson
But not for this their revels
The jovial monks forbore,
For they cried, "Fill high the goblet!
We must drink to one Saint more!"
"By The Fireside : King Witlaf's Drinking-horn" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On every tree, in every plain,
I trace the jovial spring in vain;
A sickly langour veils mine eyes,
And fast my waning vigour flies.
"Song V. - On every tree, in every plain" by William Shenstone

In news:

CINCINNATI—With his rounded belly, red nose and jovial laugh, Santa Claus has become, for many, a quintessential symbol of the Christmas season.
The wind and rain are turning down my usual jovial mood.
Republicans jovial at fair, especially with Democrats abandoning the field.
Here we have jovial curlers, Missy and Scott.
"We push these kids to their limits," says a jovial Jeffers, who's been on the Eastern Commerce sidelines for a decade and head coach for the past four years.
A jovial President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated the team that put the newest rover, Curiosity, on Mars - and admitted he coveted the hairstyle of one of the ground crew.
WAILUKU Maui's newest 2nd Circuit Court judge was described by a handful of speakers as fair, honest, jovial, pragmatic and a man of integrity.
A northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco shop is turning the image of the jovial, pipe-smoking Santa on its head by having Saint Nick huff on a hookah .
(AP) — James Franklin could hardly muster a smile following Missouri's loss at Florida, his normally jovial personality subdued by the feeling he had cost his team a chance to knock off the seventh-ranked Gators.
"He's always been jovial as he jogged on by," one Boulevard resident.
Koch looked jovial as he spoke briefly Monday outside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
We've made it through the joviality of Mardi Gras and moved right into the solemnity of Lent .
The Looney Tunes Show puts the "merry" in Merrie Melodies Tuesday with a jovial new holiday special.
Illinois were their usual jovial selves.
Some of you are jovial, while others are distressed.

In science:

He was always very jovial and approachable, and was never annoyed by my many questions.
Polygons in Quadratically Closed Rings and Properties of n-adically Closed Rings