[ joi-uhns ]
See synonyms for joyance on
  1. joyous feeling; gladness.

Origin of joyance

1580–90; joy + -ance (coined by Spenser in his Faerie Queene)

Words Nearby joyance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use joyance in a sentence

  • Seven days had she and the king taken joyance in love, yet could not be sated therewith.

  • For seven days did the king take joyance in her love, nor could be sated therewith.

  • But now since we be free-men all, I and my fellows, fain would we march hence in thy train to thy honour and our joyance.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn | Jeffery Farnol
  • Haply your Highness will find more joyance in a lusty young knight like Sir Myles than in an old fox like myself.

    Men of Iron | Howard Pyle
  • He cannot brook the sounds of joyance that reach him down in his fen-dwelling near the hall.

    Beowulf | Release Date: July 19, 2005 [EBook #16328]

British Dictionary definitions for joyance


/ (ˈdʒɔɪəns) /

  1. archaic a joyous feeling or festivity

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