Joking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒoʊkɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word joking
Brit.  |ˈdʒəʊkɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word joking
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to joke

adjective

- characterized by jokes and good humor (syn: jesting, jocose, jocular)

Examples

You are joking!

I was joking with her about her latest escapade.

He's not joking. In fact, he's dead serious.

I thought he was joking when he said he might quit, but it turned out that he really meant it.

Don't take it seriously: I was only joking.

She spent a few minutes joking with reporters after giving her speech.

We were all joking and giggling nervously as we waited for the ceremony to begin.

...he spends his time joking and skylarking, but his brother is serious and industrious...

Mum's worried, but she covers it up by joking.

I'm not joking. Those were his actual words.

Calm down, Jo, I was only joking.

'Tell him.' 'You must be joking - he'd never believe me.'

Joking apart, they did do quite a good job for us.

We were strolling along, laughing and joking.

I was joking, but he took me seriously.

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