joyous

[ joi-uh s ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪ əs /

adjective

joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play.

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Origin of joyous

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French joios. See joy, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for joyous

joyous
/ (ˈdʒɔɪəs) /

adjective

having a happy nature or mood
joyful

Derived forms of joyous

joyously, adverbjoyousness, noun
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