• (adj): Full of or showing high-spirited merriment.
    Example: "The jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"
    Synonyms: gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on jolly:

Allison Jolly
... Allison Jolly (born August 4, 1956) is an American sailor and Olympic champion ... Jolly began sailing at the age of 10 and attended the Florida State University where she won the National Collegiate sailing championships in 1975 and ... Award from the New York Yacht Club, "considered the top prize in yachting." After college, Jolly worked as a computer programmer in Valencia, California to support ...
The Jolly Postman
... The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters is an interactive children's picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg ... The Jolly Postman has sold more than six million copies, Allan Ahlberg told The Guardian in 2006 ... Alternatively, The Jolly Postman is a series of three books including 1991 and 1995 sequels to The Jolly Postman, or Other people's letters ...
Leland T. Kennedy - Air Force Career - Second Southeast Asia Tour
... a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) unit of six HH-3E "Jolly Green" helicopters ... elements, with the initial recovery helicopter designated as Jolly Low and the backup as Jolly High ...
Argonauts Club - Entertainment
... The program ended with the closing theme (again composed by Elizabeth and Wally Portingale) A jolly good night to you and you and you and you and you The time has come to ...

More definitions of "jolly":

  • (adv): Used as an intensifier ('jolly' is used informally in Britain).
    Example: "Jolly decent of him"
    Synonyms: pretty
  • (noun): A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.
    Synonyms: jolly boat
  • (noun): A happy party.

Famous quotes containing the word jolly:

    Troll the bowl, the jolly nut-brown bowl,
    And here, kind mate, to thee!
    Let’s sing a dirge for Saint Hugh’s soul,
    And down it merrily.
    Thomas Dekker (1572?–1632?)

    “The room’s very hot, with all this crowd,” the Professor said to Sylvie. “I wonder why they don’t put some lumps of ice in the grate? You fill it with lumps of coal in the winter, you know, and you sit round it and enjoy the warmth. How jolly it would be to fill it now with lumps of ice, and sit round it and enjoy the coolth!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    I wish I loved the Human Race;
    I wish I loved its silly face;
    I wish I liked the way it walks;
    I wish I liked the way it talks;
    And when I’m introduced to one
    I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!
    Sir Walter Raleigh (1861–1922)