- joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play.
Origin of joyous
Related Words for joyouslywillingly, warmly, cordially, freely, heartily, readily, cheerfully, cheerily, enthusiastically, gratefully, gleefully, peacefully, lovingly, merrily, gladly, blithely, joyfully, graciously, playfully, contentedly
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Contemporary Examples of joyously
Braun, whose election in 1991 as the first black woman in the U.S. Senate, had been joyously heralded in Chicago.Rahm and Race in Chicago
January 4, 2011
Dance heavy and joyously excessive, Viva Elvis is a pat on the back that celebrates itself.Can Cirque du Soleil's New Show Save Vegas?
February 21, 2010
Historical Examples of joyously
“The Declaration of Independence has been adopted, wife,” said Mr. Dare, joyously.The Dare Boys of 1776
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And she laughed so joyously that he, too, could not help smiling.Doctor Pascal
He had come there so joyously, in such yearning, merely to receive a final dismissal.Scaramouche
Francesco read the message to Madonna's soldiers, and they received it joyously.Love-at-Arms
Joyously the words fell on the ears of either host, and they made a truce.Hellenica
- having a happy nature or mood
c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.