jovial: Word of the day for September 25, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

jovial , adj :
(comparable) Cheerful and good-humoured; jolly, merry.
(not comparable, astrology, obsolete) Pertaining to the astrological influence of the planet Jupiter; having the characteristics of a person under such influence (see sense 1).
To mark the premiere of English composer Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets on 29 September 1918, we are featuring a series of words relating to the planets in the Solar System. One of the suite’s movements is Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, composed 105 years ago in 1914.