joy·ous | \ˈjȯi-əs \

Definition of joyous 

: joyful a joyous occasion a joyous celebration

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Other Words from joyous

joyously adverb
joyousness noun

Examples of joyous in a Sentence

a mood of joyous anticipation a joyous crowd eagerly awaiting the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve

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And the baby’s arrival, though joyous, stirred in him the same feelings of unease that trouble every father — feelings that the film’s script captured beautifully. Isaac Feldberg,, "John Krasinski indulges his parental paranoia in ‘A Quiet Place’," 29 Mar. 2018 Peggy enjoyed caring for her family and hosting many joyous holidays at her home and at the family cottage on Columbia Lake., "Margaret Amelia Russell," 11 July 2018 Ethiopia’s reformist prime minister flew to Eritrea on Sunday was welcomed with hugs and laughter by Afwerki, a joyous scene unthinkable just months ago. Elias Meseret, The Seattle Times, "Ethiopia, Eritrea restore diplomatic relations, phone calls," 9 July 2018 And that extends even further into the joyous memories of childhood with a new high-fashion reboot of a true rainy day game TBT. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Moda Operandi Sells $1,500 Connect Four Game From Edie Parker," 21 June 2018 The sudden release of the rapper Meek Mill from prison on Tuesday afternoon was a joyous moment for Clarise McCants, who like Mill was raised in poverty in Philadelphia. NBC News, "Newly freed, Meek Mill is ready to fight bias in justice system," 25 Apr. 2018 Woponese and Jordan Kobe are redemptive pieces of art, joyous celebrations of life moving forward, and homages to this music’s source: in Wopo’s case, Pittsburgh’s Hill District -- the same place he was killed. Will Schube, Billboard, "Jimmy Wopo Would've Been Next Up in Pittsburgh's Burgeoning Rap Scene," 20 June 2018 Finishing above Honduras in CONCACAF was Panama, which rightly celebrated making its first World Cup with a joyous celebrations. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "The United States' World Cup failure is looking worse every day," 19 June 2018 Run Wild by David Covell Ages 3-5 The wonders of the great wide outdoors are at the heart of this beautifully illustrated children’s book and joyous celebration of adventures in nature. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "The Best New Children's Books Coming Out Summer 2018," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of joyous was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of joyous

: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness


joy·ous | \ˈjȯi-əs \

Kids Definition of joyous

: joyful The baby's birth was a joyous occasion.

Other Words from joyous

joyously adverb
joyousness noun

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