Family Word Snacks: Jocose & Giddy

“Words are the voice of the heart.” -Confucius


jocose: [joh-kohs, juh-] (a) given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous, etc.

in a sentence: She was voted teacher of the year by her students due to her jocose and fun teaching style.


giddy: [ˈgidē/] (a) 1. having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy. 2. dizzy, lightheaded, faint, weak, vertiginous. (v) to make (someone) feel excited to the point of disorientation

in a sentence: The kids were bored with the clown, until he turned on the bubble machine; then they were giddy with excitement, giggling and flitting about like dizzy butterflies.

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-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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