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 Boot it up on Switch Online and witness how joyous Peak Kirby can be. Luke Winkie, Vulture, "The 20 Best Games on Nintendo Switch Online," 30 Mar. 2021 And so, the omer count, which was originally joyous, became days of mourning. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, "Sefirat Ha’omer: From mourning to dancing," 29 Mar. 2021 The calendars of mariachi bands nationwide used to be full of dates for weddings, quinceañeras and serenades where the vigorous music of Mexican culture helped enliven some of life’s most joyous moments. New York Times, "Mariachis Play On, Their Music Unsilenced by the Virus or the Deaths," 24 Mar. 2021 Fine also shared the joyous news on his page with a heartwarming video of himself and their baby Frankie accompanying Cassie to an ultrasound appointment. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Glow Off, Sis! Cassie Is Pregnant With Her Second Child," 11 Dec. 2020 Given the joyous news about how quickly scientists have been able to find a vaccine — the fastest vaccine turnaround time in world history — it’s probably not even for another nine months. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Jana Riess: I am appalled by America," 7 Dec. 2020 There are worse places to mourn than Paris, for the moment suitably gray and frightened, as if a mortuary veil were concealing the city’s usually joyous face. Diane Johnson, The New York Review of Books, "We’ll Always Have Paris," 23 Mar. 2021 The next conversation with his parents will have a more joyous nature. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball's Chaundee Brown finally gets the March moment he was waiting for," 22 Mar. 2021 And though Covid-19 restrictions may mean a more socially distant celebration this year, the message will remain of The Match as a joyous transition from student to doctor. Clifford M. Marks, STAT, "Make residency — and health care — more equitable by scrapping The Match," 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Joyous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joyous. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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