joyance

[ joi-uh ns ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪ əns /

noun Archaic.

joyous feeling; gladness.

Nearby words

  1. jowett, benjamin,
  2. jowl,
  3. jowly,
  4. joy,
  5. joy buzzer,
  6. joyce,
  7. joyce, james,
  8. joyce, william,
  9. joycean,
  10. joyful

Origin of joyance

1580–90; joy + -ance (coined by Spenser)

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British Dictionary definitions for joyance

joyance

/ (ˈdʒɔɪəns) /

noun

archaic a joyous feeling or festivity
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