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Jolly

Jolly appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Yally Bally had a jolly golliwog. Feeling folly, Yally Bally Bought his jolly golli' a dollie made of holly! The golli', feeling jolly, named the holly dollie, Polly. So Yally Bally's jolly golli's holly dollie Polly's also jolly!
    (by Mistah Twistah, Tony Valuch)

Jolly appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jolly housewives made inexpensive meals using quick-frozen vegetables. (61 letters)
  • Travelling beneath the azure sky in our jolly ox-cart, we often hit bumps quite hard. (68 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective jolly:

jollymerrygay

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb jolly:

jollykid

The word jolly is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun jolly

What does jolly mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jollies

  1. a happy party
  2. a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of jolly: jolly boat
    • more generic word: yawl = a ship's small boat

Alternative definition of the noun jolly

noun

  1. [British] a pleasure trip or excursion

Definition of the adjective jolly

What does jolly mean as an attribute of a noun?

Jolly is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more jolly / jollier | most jolly / jolliest

  1. full of or showing high-spirited merriment

Alternative definition of the adjective jolly

adjective

  1. Full of high and merry spirits; jovial.

Definition of the adverb jolly

What does jolly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. to certain extent or degree

Alternative definition of the adverb jolly

adverb

  1. [British, dated] very, extremely

Definition of the verb jolly

What does jolly mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: jollied

  1. be silly or tease one another

Places

  1. Jolly is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 172 at the 2010 census.
  2. JOLLY is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.
  3. Jolly a.k.a. Jolly, Kentucky: Jolly is an unincorporated community within Webster County, Kentucky, United States. It was also known as Jolty.

There are other places with in their name, like Jolly Harbour, Jolly's Bottom and Jolly Roger Amusement Park.

People

  1. Jolly a.k.a. Jolly Mukherjee is an Indian singer/songwriter/producer. Known as India's "King of Strings", Mukherjee specializes in the music of Bollywood, or the Indian film industry. He started his career as a backup singer for commercials, then moving on to writing music for airline on-flight introductions, where he sometimes wrote for British Airways. His roots include a mixture of Hindustani classical music and Western music. He is known for working with the Madras Cinematic Orchestra, where he combines percussion sampled from Bombay with strings from Madras. His latest album, Fusebox, included remixes from State of Bengal and Badmarsh & Shri, from which the remixed version of "Bhatiyali" achieved success. He is famous in Bangladesh for providing playback for veteran actor Dipjol. One of his famous song in Dhallywood is Ki batti lagaili. He provided the string arrangements for the Icelandic performer Björk's song "Verandi".
  2. Jolly a.k.a. Nikola Vujovic is an actor.
  3. Jolly is a film score composer.
    • also known as Jolly-Kishore
    • profession: Film score composer
  4. Jolly is a film producer.
    • profession: Film producer
    • Domestic partnership with Vimi
  5. Jolly is the parent of Rosin Jolly.

There are other people with in their name, like Tom Jolly, Dave Jolly, Ella Jolly, Jolly King, Kyle Jolly, Lane Jolly, Mark Jolly, Mike Jolly, Niki Jolly, Pete Jolly and many others.

Group

Jolly is an American progressive rock/alternative rock band from New York City, also known as The Incredible Jolly.

Business

Jolly is an Italian record company founded in 1958 by Walter Guertler.

Characters

  1. Jolly is a fictional character from the 1982 film Kiss Me Goodbye.
  2. Jolly is a fictional character from the 2006 film Mungaru Male.
  3. Jolly is a fictional character from the 2008 film Hashar.
  4. Jolly is a fictional character from the 2013 film Jolly LLB.
  5. Jolly is a fictional character from the 2012 comedy film Challo Driver.
  6. Jolly is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Second Best Science Fiction Movie Ever Made.
  7. Jolly is a fictional character from the 2013 film Jatt Boys Putt Jattan De.
  8. Jolly a.k.a. Jagdish Tyagi is a fictional character from the 2013 film Jolly LLB.

There are other characters with in their name, like Jolly Roger, Tarra Jolly, Jolly Jumper, Jolly Green Giant, Mademoiselle Amy Jolly and The Jolly Christmas Postman.

Writings

"Jolly" is a book by John Weston.

Film

"Jolly" is a 1998 Tamil film directed by Dilipkumar and produced by R. B. Choudary. The film features an ensemble cast of Abbas, Keerthi Reddy, Kausalya, Livingston and Kushboo in the leading roles, while S. P. Balasubramaniam and Janagaraj also appear in supporting roles. The film was released to a mixed response in May 1998.

Miscellanea

Jolly: The word jolly can be used as either a noun or an adjective.

Phrases with Jolly

  1. jolly up
  2. jolly boat
  3. Jolly Well
  4. jolly along
  5. jolly roger
  6. Jolly Someone Along
  7. Jolly-Hockey-Sticks
  8. Brown Jolly

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jolly

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Google previewA Dictionary of British Folklore, 2 (1898)

by George Laurence Gomme

Jolly Fishermen. Jolly Hooper.

Google previewDictionary of Pub Names (2006)

Jolly This has long been a popular word with pub-namers, suggesting as it does someone who is of lively and happy disposition, jovial, laughing loudly as some- one does who is slightly, but pleasantly, intoxicated. In earlier, times the word ...

Google previewKnights Templar Encyclopedia (2007)

The Essential Guide to the People, Places, Events, and Symbols of the Order of the Temple by Karen Ralls

Jolly Roger The now infamous Roger de Flor has become known as one of the most successful pirates of the late 13th century. Roger de Flor was a key player in the late 13th-century naval scene and commanded a vast army of mounted ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

(Jolly et al. 1997) and in connection with the Hamadryas baboon and ...

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Quotes about Jolly

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Scrabble value of J8O1L1L1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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