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joyance

[ joi-uhns ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪ əns /
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noun Archaic.

joyous feeling; gladness.

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Origin of joyance

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

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joyance
/ (ˈdʒɔɪəns) /

noun

archaic a joyous feeling or festivity
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