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 After 28 days on the job, these employees finally clocked out – and the joyous moment was caught on video. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Factory employees volunteer to live at work for 28 days, helping to make protective equipment," 21 Apr. 2020 Compiling the responses this week has been joyous, devastating, humbling, thought-provoking and, most of all, inspiring. Christopher Wynn, Dallas News, "‘The News’ arts staff asked North Texas creatives to tell us how they’re coping and making art now," 5 Apr. 2020 The melancholy lingered into the eighth inning until Mets’ catcher Mike Piazza slugged a dramatic go-ahead home run, causing the fans to erupt in joyous celebration. New York Times, "The Healing Power of Baseball," 1 May 2020 Organize a video party (Photo: Getty Images / Leo Patrizi) One of the best parts of a graduation ceremony is the excuse to gather with friends and family for a joyous celebration. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, "15 ways to still celebrate 2020 graduation with friends and family," 30 Apr. 2020 Nelson Mandela walked through a prison gate to freedom Sunday, setting set off joyous celebrations and violent clashes as blacks nationwide welcomed their leader back from 27 years in jail. Washington Post, "AP Was There: Nelson Mandela released from jail 30 years ago," 10 Feb. 2020 This person seems quite joyous, light and even flirtatious. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 26 Oct. 2019 The show is described as an inspirational, joyous celebration of Masaba's life, enacted by the mother-daughter duo. Nyay Bhushan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Netflix Greenlights Indian Horror Series From Shah Rukh Khan, Blumhouse, Ivanhoe," 16 July 2019 There, a couple of members of her party started a joyous pickup game with the older children. Peter Terzian, Travel + Leisure, "In Kenya, an Epic Photographic Safari Through Some of Africa's Most Dramatic Landscapes," 18 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Joyous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joyous. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for joyous

joyous

adjective
How to pronounce joyous (audio)

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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