adjective joy·ous \ˈji-əs\

: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness

Full Definition of JOYOUS

:  joyful
joy·ous·ly adverb
joy·ous·ness noun

Examples of JOYOUS

  1. a mood of joyous anticipation
  2. <a joyous crowd eagerly awaiting the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve>

First Known Use of JOYOUS

14th century
JOYOUSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective joy·ous \ˈji-əs\

Definition of JOYOUS for Kids

:  joyful <The baby's birth was a joyous occasion.>
joy·ous·ly adverb
joy·ous·ness noun


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