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Jovial


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.

JO'VIAL, adjective

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.