The definition of jovial is defined as someone who is happy and cheerful.(adjective)
An energetic guest at a party who makes everyone laugh is an example of someone who is jovial.
See jovial in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < LL Jovialis, of Jupiter < L Jovis: see Jove
See jovial in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , probably from Italian giovale
Origin: , from Old Italian, of Jupiter (regarded as the source of happiness)
Origin: , from Late Latin Ioviālis
Origin: , from Latin Iuppiter, Iov-, Jupiter; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
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