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 Growing your network and connecting (in a meaningful way) with new people is actually joyous and can lead to huge opportunities for both of you. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, "12 Practical Ways to Forge New Connections When You’re Battling Zoom Fatigue," 28 Apr. 2021 Watching Gottmik and Kandy hang out is joyous, and this episode leaves me eager to watch whatever YouTube show the pair inevitably film in front of the green screen in the basement of the World of Wonder headquarters. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, "RuPaul’s Drag Race," 12 Mar. 2021 The caption that accompanies the joyous video is classic Whitney, who brims with vulnerability and relatable wisdom. Ray Levy Uyeda, Bon Appétit, "A Sensualist’s 7 Tips for Finding Sexual Freedom," 15 Apr. 2021 It’s not a quote, but a moment: Diana fending off people trying to sell her comedy show tickets in Times Square is a quick, joyous delight. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, "The 15 Best Episodes of Younger," 15 Apr. 2021 Rodon regained his composure in time to strike out Yu Chang looking and retire Jordan Luplow on a sharp grounder to third, starting a joyous celebration among the White Sox and a crowd of 7,148. Jay Cohen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Almost perfect: White Sox's Carlos Rodon throws no-hitter after hitting batter in 9th," 14 Apr. 2021 One is struck, amid the sombre events, by the joyous, puckish restlessness of the storytelling, which seems to stick to a character’s point of view only to veer away, mid-sentence. James Wood, The New Yorker, "A Family at Odds Reveals a Nation in the Throes," 12 Apr. 2021 Something only a raucous stadium filled with 75,005 joyous fans rooting at the top of their lungs could offer. Freep.com, "Michigan sports fans couldn't attend games during COVID-19. Here's how they coped," 11 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, 12 days after the Olympic torch relay got off to a joyous start, the route was changed because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the prefecture of Osaka. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, "Questions abound, all that the U.S. Olympic contingent can do is push on," 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of joyous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Joyous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joyous. Accessed 9 May. 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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