Italian Word of the Day:


The Italian adjective giocoso usually translates as playful or jovial.

The meaning of today's Italian word

It comes from the Latin iocosus meaning scherzoso (joking, playful), which in turn is derived from iocus (scherzo = joke, trick).

Origin of the Italian word of the day

Example sentence:

Il bambino giocoso mi ha fatto uno sguardo birichino.

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The playful child gave me a mischievous look.


Giocoso can also mean ironic or light-hearted, especially in reference to literature, music or art.

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