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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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 For far too long, wearers of bobs and lobs have been led to believe that they're excluded from the exciting and joyous experience of trying out new and innovative hairstyles. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kristen Bell's Chignon Pony Is a Gorgeous Updo Idea for Short Hair," 23 July 2018 Playing to 21 points in Vol. 2 versus playing timed quarters introduces a different vibe from 2K18, suffusing the basketball gaming experience with a timeless, elegiac, and joyous playground innocence. Danny Schwartz, GQ, "The Legend of NBA Street Vol. 2, the Greatest Basketball Video Game of All Time," 2 May 2018 For the occasion, Her Majesty kept to her style signature, choosing an all-over sprightly hue that was both colorful and joyous. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Queen Elizabeth II Gives the Pantone Color of the Year a Royal Spin," 3 Feb. 2019 Minnelli was 17-years-old, and watching her and her mother perform together over the hour is iconic and joyous. Liz Arcury, Marie Claire, "The 8 Best Celebrity Holiday Specials Ever," 29 Nov. 2018 The Golden Globes were, all things considered, a very joyous celebration of the best movies and TV shows of the year. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Biggest Moments From the 2019 Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2019 Janine seems perky and joyous to be out of the colonies. Rena Gross, Billboard, "12 Big Revelations From 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 7," 30 May 2018 Their time together has been an incredibly joyous occasion. BostonGlobe.com, "3 Americans freed by North Korea reunited with families," 13 May 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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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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