jollier jollier  /ˈdʒɑ li ər/


  1. (n) a happy party
  2. (n) a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
  3. (v) be silly or tease one another
  4. (adj) full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  5. (adv) to a moderately sufficient extent or degree


Derived Word(s)


  1. Instantly they find the bird a gorgeous, jollier version of Chuck Jones' cartoon Road Runner that eluded Muntz for decades.
  2. Fellow inmates, judges, lawyers, officials of the institution and a jollier brother, Capt.
  3. Young Ruskin's adoration made him grumpy, but he was jollier with fellow artists.


  • Jaunty setting belies grim family drama

    The first sign of trouble in the romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need" is the cliched and incessant use of "That's Amore." Ever since that early-'50s Dean Martin hit was used in "Moonstruck" in 1987, the song has been pop culture's Pavlovian signal to wallow in the jollier side of all things Italian.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser


  1. Maupassant, doubtless hoping to provoke readers of Le Gaulois, concluded his 1882 account thus: "The world would be a lot jollier if one came across ménages like that one a little more often."
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Guy de Maupassant Source:

  2. "I need maintenance off court. The main thing is not to get injured," said Williams, who developed abdominal muscle problems about this time in Europe last year. "I've felt really good all week, I've been a lot jollier."
    on Apr 25, 2004 By: Venus Williams Source: USA Today

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