Definition of joyous
: joyful a joyous occasion a joyous celebration
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 of joyous from the Web
Aunt Kylie turns to Twitter to celebrate the joyous occasion.
That would be Violet Bordelon — better known as Aunt Vi — played by Tina Lifford, who is giving one of the more joyous, vulnerable and thoroughly watchable performances of the summer.
One doesn’t need to know Balkan music to be moved by the soulful, joyous intensity of a performance by singer Eva Salina and accordionist Peter Stan.
Earnhardt Jr. claimed his first of two Daytona 500 victories in 2004, sending his crew chief and uncle, Tony Eury, into a fit of joyous bawling.
Her world as told in the opera includes joyous dancing by brilliantly costumed Mexican dancers at her wedding to Diego.
The call came hours after Salvador Perez’s grand slam had sent a joyous shock wave through Kansas City.
This moving and joyous celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community's triumphs was hosted by Ru'ach, Temple Israel's LGBT havurah.
Achatz’s cooking is cerebral, genius on paper, but doesn’t exactly translate to a nourishing, joyous experience in person.
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Definition of joyous for English Language Learners
: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness
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