joyous

adjective
joy·ous | \ ˈjȯi-əs \

Definition of joyous 

: joyful a joyous occasion a joyous celebration

Keep scrolling for more

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

The sudden release of the rapper Meek Mill from prison on Tuesday afternoon was a joyous moment for Clarise McCants, who like Mill was raised in poverty in Philadelphia. NBC News, "Newly freed, Meek Mill is ready to fight bias in justice system," 25 Apr. 2018 Woponese and Jordan Kobe are redemptive pieces of art, joyous celebrations of life moving forward, and homages to this music’s source: in Wopo’s case, Pittsburgh’s Hill District -- the same place he was killed. Will Schube, Billboard, "Jimmy Wopo Would've Been Next Up in Pittsburgh's Burgeoning Rap Scene," 20 June 2018 Finishing above Honduras in CONCACAF was Panama, which rightly celebrated making its first World Cup with a joyous celebrations. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "The United States' World Cup failure is looking worse every day," 19 June 2018 Run Wild by David Covell Ages 3-5 The wonders of the great wide outdoors are at the heart of this beautifully illustrated children’s book and joyous celebration of adventures in nature. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "The Best New Children's Books Coming Out Summer 2018," 8 June 2018 The Man Show,’’ which ran from 1999 to 2003, branded as ‘‘a joyous celebration of chauvinism.’’ In at least one episode, Kimmel appeared in full-body brown makeup to portray Utah Jazz player Karl Malone. Samantha Schmidt, BostonGlobe.com, "‘The Roseanne I know could probably use some compassion,’ tweets Jimmy Kimmel," 31 May 2018 What had weeks earlier been anticipated as a joyous celebration was now going to be something very different. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tragedy, unexpected success have made Vegas Golden Knights a sports phenomenon," 15 Apr. 2018 Kimmel had trouble booking women for the show (a joyous celebration of chauvinism). Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Forgiving Jimmy Kimmel," 2 Mar. 2018 On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "Lena Dunham Gained 24 Pounds—and Is Happier Than Ever," 10 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'joyous.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about joyous

Dictionary Entries near joyous

joy girl

joyhouse

joy-juice

joyous

joypad

joypop

joyride

Statistics for joyous

Last Updated

13 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for joyous

The first known use of joyous was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for joyous

joyous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of joyous

: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness

joyous

adjective
joy·ous | \ ˈjȯi-əs \

Kids Definition of joyous

: joyful The baby's birth was a joyous occasion.

Other words from joyous

joyously adverb
joyousness noun

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on joyous

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for joyous

Spanish Central: Translation of joyous

Nglish: Translation of joyous for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of joyous for Arabic Speakers

Comments on joyous

What made you want to look up joyous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!