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 Opening an awards show -- something that's supposed to be a joyous celebration -- just hours after the world has learned one of its most beloved figures has died is an unenviable proposition. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "The 5 Best Performances From the 2020 Grammys," 27 Jan. 2020 Carolee Taylor was fatally shot outside her uncle's home on Christmas Eve by her ex-boyfriend who was killed by police It was supposed to be a joyous Christmas Eve birthday celebration for Houston mortgage lender Carolee Taylor. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "Tx. Woman Shot to Death by Ex-Boyfriend at Her Birthday Party on Christmas Eve," 31 Dec. 2019 The veteran wound up on his back in the outfield grass at the bottom of another joyous celebration. Los Angeles Times, "Russell Martin’s walk-off, two-run single lifts Dustin May and Dodgers," 7 Aug. 2019 But the tapes convey an overall impression of a joyous celebration that transcended some bumps along the way. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "When JFK Jr. and Carolyn got married: Never before seen tapes on TV for first time," 14 July 2019 Graham is more interested in the community created at these shows, where women find friendship, embodied release and a joyous celebration of their sexuality. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Review: ‘This One’s for the Ladies’ is a sex-positive celebration of community," 13 June 2019 United States star Alex Morgan defended Wednesday her team's joyous celebrations after the holders began their defense of the women's World Cup with a record 13-0 demolition of Thailand. Andy Scott And Martyn Wood, chicagotribune.com, "USWNT forward Morgan: 'It's disrespectful if we don't show up and give our best'," 12 June 2019 Sure enough, decades of uber fashion, art, style, and club gurus collided at the Grill and the Pool for the joyous nuptial celebrations of Marc Jacobs and dashing funster candlesmith Char Defrancesco. Robert Fairer, Vogue, "Inside Marc Jacobs’s Fashion-Filled Wedding at the Grill," 9 Apr. 2019 Welcome to Refinery29’s Fertility Diaries, where people chronicle their joyous, painful, and sometimes complicated paths to parenthood. refinery29.com, "I’ve Spent $1,400 On Therapy To Help Me Cope With Not Getting Pregnant," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Joyous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joyous. Accessed 26 Feb. 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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