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Definition 1: a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for jolly in the sense of this definition

(jolly is a kind of ...) a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)

Definition 2: a happy party - [noun denoting event]

(jolly is a kind of ...) an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

(jolly belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: be silly or tease one another - [verb of communication]

Samples where jolly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

Synonyms for jolly in the sense of this definition

(jolly is a kind of ...) harass with persistent criticism or carping

"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Definition 4: to certain extent or degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where jolly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pretty big
  • pretty bad
  • jolly decent of him
  • the shoes are priced reasonably
  • he is fairly clever with computers

Synonyms for jolly in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: full of or showing high-spirited merriment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where jolly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when hearts were young and gay
  • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
  • the jolly crowd at the reunion
  • jolly old Saint Nick
  • a jovial old gentleman
  • have a merry Christmas
  • peals of merry laughter
  • a mirthful laugh

Synonyms for jolly in the sense of this definition

(jolly is similar to ...) full of or characterized by joy

"felt a joyous abandon" "joyous laughter"

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