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

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For the second time in his life, Tom Rice, a 97-year-old from San Diego, has parachuted into Normandy. Wednesday’s feat, however, was a lot more joyous than his first jump three-quarters of a century earlier. Madeline Fitzgerald, Time, "'It Went Perfect.' A 97-Year-Old D-Day Veteran Just Parachuted Into Normandy — Again," 5 June 2019 While the marketing campaign for Euphoria, premiering June 16 after Big Little Lies, suggests a glitter-flecked mess of teenage euphoria is ahead, the reality of the series isn’t nearly so joyous. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Euphoria Review: The Night Is Dark & Full Of Terrors (& Teens)," 5 June 2019 Then Gray-Kontar enters, lighting up the room with a joyous greeting that gets all the students clapping and cheering. Christopher Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, "Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides," 9 July 2018 The only thing more joyous than Adam Rippon‘s performance for the men’s free skate during the figure skating team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics was the internet’s delight at watching Rippon’s Olympic debut. Cady Lang, Time, "The Internet Is Enchanted With Adam Rippon's Olympic Debut," 12 Feb. 2018 Surrounded by fans, Mr. Woods’s walk to his family and then to previous Masters winners, wearing their green jackets as a mark of respect, felt like a joyous coronation. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Tiger Woods Masters His Demons," 16 Apr. 2019 PINK Pink is a joyous color, says the CRI, and is also worn to represent purity and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Surprising Meaning Behind Easter Colors," 22 Mar. 2019 The film, which is currently in theaters in L.A. and New York, is stirring, uplifting, joyous, and spirited. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin Reminds Us That Fashion Can Be Divine," 10 Apr. 2019 For a time, the downward shift in airfare that Wow catalyzed was joyous—for passengers, at least. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Are the Discount Airlines Doomed?," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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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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