joyous

[joi-uh s]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. joyless,
  2. joylessly,
  3. joyner,
  4. joyner-kersee,
  5. joyner-kersee, jackie,
  6. joyously,
  7. joypad,
  8. joypop,
  9. joyride,
  10. joyrider

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

adjective

having a happy nature or mood
joyful
Derived Formsjoyously, adverbjoyousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for joyous

joyous

adj.

c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.

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