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

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Then Gray-Kontar enters, lighting up the room with a joyous greeting that gets all the students clapping and cheering. Christopher Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides," 9 July 2018 The only thing more joyous than Adam Rippon‘s performance for the men’s free skate during the figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics was the internet’s delight at watching Rippon’s Olympic debut. Cady Lang, Time, "The Internet Is Enchanted With Adam Rippon's Olympic Debut," 12 Feb. 2018 Surrounded by fans, Mr. Woods’s walk to his family and then to previous Masters winners, wearing their green jackets as a mark of respect, felt like a joyous coronation. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Tiger Woods Masters His Demons," 16 Apr. 2019 PINK Pink is a joyous color, says the CRI, and is also worn to represent purity and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Surprising Meaning Behind Easter Colors," 22 Mar. 2019 The film, which is currently in theaters in L.A. and New York, is stirring, uplifting, joyous, and spirited. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin Reminds Us That Fashion Can Be Divine," 10 Apr. 2019 For a time, the downward shift in airfare that Wow catalyzed was joyous—for passengers, at least. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Are the Discount Airlines Doomed?," 29 Mar. 2019 For the British Royal Family, Trooping the Colour 2018 served as a joyous event to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II — and gave fans another look into the extraordinary lives of the royal family. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Kate Middleton Comforted Princess Charlotte After She Fell During Her Big Moment at Trooping the Colour," 9 June 2018 As our group came upon a clearing, a surprising and joyous moment erupted. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019

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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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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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