how to pronounce jolly


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the above transcription of jolly is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

jolly is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of jolly in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… things and a bunch of Jolly Ranchers and …”

meanings of jolly


  1. Splendid, excellent, pleasant.
  2. Large.
  3. Full of merriment and high spirits; jovial.
  4. Full of life and mirth; jouous; merry.


  1. A pleasure trip or excursion.
  2. A marine in the English navy.


  1. A female given name.
  2. A surname​.


  1. Very, extremely.


  1. To amuse or divert.

jolly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word jolly occurs in english on average 5.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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