joyous

adjective
joy·​ous | \ ˈjȯi-əs How to pronounce joyous (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Another moment that had a less joyous impact on the fandom, however, was the moment Smalls — after her first challenge win — decided to eliminate Luzon, a front-running contender, from the competition. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 21 July 2021 However, according to Lively's response, which was captured by the account @CommentsByCelebs, the story behind the images was anything but joyous. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 17 July 2021 The artist isolates these moments, transforming them into a joyous meditation on the nature of breath. Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2021 July is a joyous coming-out party for the Sinfonia. Star Tribune, 8 July 2021 Embellishments like the floral embroidery on Alessandra Rich’s resort 2022 denim minis also give the designs a joyous makeover that feels of the moment. Vogue, 7 July 2021 The winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Film, this is a joyous musical, and the sequel is arguably just as good. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 7 July 2021 In Gaza, residents awoke on the normally joyous Eid al-Fitr holiday to pillars of smoke rising from sites bombed by Israeli forces. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 For him and his wife, Jean-Marie Monroe-Lynch, however, the occasion was not joyous. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 5 July 2021

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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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25 Jul 2021

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“Joyous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joyous. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for joyous

joyous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of joyous

: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness

joyous

adjective
joy·​ous | \ ˈjȯi-əs How to pronounce joyous (audio) \

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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