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Pronunciation of Jokes: Learn how to pronounce Jokes in English correctly

Learn how to say Jokes correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word joke:

a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline:
she was in a mood to tell jokes
a trick played on someone for fun:
the others were playing a joke on her
[in singular] informal a person or thing that is ridiculously inadequate:
public transport is a joke
[no object]
make jokes; talk humorously or flippantly:
she could laugh and joke with her colleagues
(as adjective joking)
a joking manner
[with object] archaic poke fun at:
he was pretending to joke his daughter

be no joke

informal be a serious matter or difficult undertaking:
trying to shop with three children in tow is no joke
can (or can’t) take a joke

be able (or unable) to receive humorous remarks or tricks in the spirit in which they are intended:
if you can’t take a joke, you should never have joined
get (or be or go) beyond a joke

informal become (or be) something that is serious or worrying:
this rain’s getting beyond a joke
joking apart

said to indicate that one is being serious, especially after making a joke:
joking apart, I really appreciate this sort of help
make a joke of

laugh or be humorous about (something that is not funny in itself):
if there is a mishap you can make a joke of it



late 17th century (originally slang): perhaps from Latin jocus ‘jest, wordplay’