- joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play.
Origin of joyous
Examples from the Web for joyous
Because the music here is so free, so joyous, so relaxed that all its pleasures are instantly communicable.Digging the Gold in Dylan’s ‘Basement’
November 5, 2014
Every day, I drove from my flat in Mayfair to Abbey Road in joyous expectation of what magic I would be participating in that day.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
The Seeger Sessions was as joyous as Devils and Dust was depressed.Springsteen, Seeger, and the Joy of Political Music
February 2, 2014
Of course, it shouldn't be surprising, as Fallon and Timberlake may be the two most jovial, joyous people in show business.Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s Perfect, Cameo-Filled 'Saturday Night Live'
December 22, 2013
Would Tobin contend that Palestinians ought to refer to the period as a joyous time in their history as well?Commentary Mag Defends Bigoted Smears Against Palestinian NFL Player
July 17, 2013
At this season of the year the vintagers are joyous and negligent.
With a joyous cry of "J. Elfreda, where, oh, where did you come from?"Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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In such directions, Aggie was the leader, an eager, joyous one always.Within the Law
Low she crouched, and her call to Lauzanne was but a joyous whisper.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I would not wish to be unbecomingly attired on so joyous an occasion.Quaint Courtships
- having a happy nature or mood
Word Origin and History for joyous
c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.