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Meaning of jovial

jo•vi•al

Pronunciation: ( jō'vē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship: a wonderfully jovial host.
  2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the god Jove, or Jupiter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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