JO'VIAL, adjective [from Jove, supra.] Under the influence of Jupiter, the planet.
--The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or jovial according to the colors whereby they answer these planets.
1. Gay; merry; airy; joyous; jolly; as a jovial youth; a jovial throng.
2. Expressive of mirth and hilarity.
His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral, the rest are jovial or bacchanalian.