- adj. 愉快的；欢乐的；宜人的
- adv. 很；非常
- vt. （口）用好话劝某人做…；（口）用好话使高兴
- vi. （口）开玩笑
- n. (Jolly)人名；(法)若利；(英、印)乔利；(德)约利
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1. joy => jolly.
2. yule => jolly.
- jolly:  Old French jolif meant ‘pleasant, merry, festive’ (it has been speculated that it may have been derived from jól, the Old Norse term for the midwinter festival, to which English yule is closely related). English took the adjective over, and whereas in French (the modern form is joli) it has come to mean ‘pretty’, in English it kept closer to the original sense ‘merry’.
- jolly (adj.)
- c. 1300 (late 13c. as a surname), from Old French jolif "festive, merry, amorous, pretty" (12c.) of uncertain origin (cognate with Italian giulivo "merry, pleasant").
Perhaps a Germanic loan-word from a source akin to Old Norse jol "a winter feast" (see yule), or from Latin gaudere "to rejoice," from PIE *gau- "to rejoice" (see joy). For loss of -f, compare tardy, hasty. Related: Jollily; jolliness.
- 1. It was jolly hard luck on him, wasn't it?
- 2. It was jolly hard work, but I loved it.
- 3. She was jolly good at jigsaws.
- 4. She had a very jolly time in Korea.
- 5. I was looking forward to a jolly party.
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