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adverb as in humorously

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Sound of Colleagues was, like Pigeon’s Calm Office sound, supposed to be a joke at first.

Yes, he’s doing the same “unusual headline of the day” jokes as everybody else, but he’s also much more willing to get suddenly, viscerally angry, and when he does, the show crackles.

From Vox

Basically, brands can seem like they are trying to get in on a joke they are unaware of — or they might be, or become, the joke.

From Digiday

Rhodes, who is 72, plans to retire at the end of August and jokes that “half the people here collect a Social Security check.”

Which is sort of a joke, but every middle road comes with compromises.

From Ozy

I jokingly asked him how he got the award: “Did you dress up like Lady Gaga in Damascus?”

When a new corporate office was built to house the management company, teachers jokingly began calling it the “White House.”

As al-Baghdadi was released, he jokingly told one of these commanders that he would see him in New York.

Instead, he semi-jokingly encouraged the “heavier” members of his contingency to perhaps make their way off stage.

He delivered those words jokingly and got big laughs—but as you can see for yourself, in print they are not all that funny.

A reprobate nowadays is a person who is looked upon as hopelessly bad, and the word is also sometimes used jokingly.

This should not be said jokingly, nor yet with that air by which some persons repel those whom they especially wish to attract.

The squire of Don Quixote, to whom a duke jokingly granted the government of an island for a few days.

The fateful day, as Bettys father jokingly called it, had arrived.

Again she spoke easily, jokingly; but there came over her a strange, involuntary feeling of repulsion for the odd-looking child.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jokingly, such as: facetiously, in fun, in jest, and jocularly.

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