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joy·ous

 (joi′əs)
adj.
Feeling, showing, or causing joy; joyful. See Synonyms at glad1.

joy′ous·ly adv.
joy′ous·ness n.

joyous

(ˈdʒɔɪəs)
adj
1. having a happy nature or mood
2. joyful
ˈjoyously adv
ˈjoyousness n

joy•ous

(ˈdʒɔɪ əs)

adj.
joyful; happy; jubilant: a joyous shout.
[1275–1325; < Anglo-French; Old French joios. See joy]
joy′ous•ly, adv.
joy′ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
joyful - full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion"
joyless - not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"

joyous

adjective joyful, cheerful, merry, festive, heartening, rapturous, blithe a joyous celebration of life

joyous

adjective
1. Providing joy and pleasure:
2. Marked by festal celebration:
Translations
فَرِح، مُبْتَهِج
radostnýrozradostněný
glædeliglykkelig
iloinenriemukas
gleîilegur, glaîlegur
rozradostený

joyous

[ˈdʒɔɪəs] adj (= joyful) [celebration] → joyeux/euse

joyous

adj (liter)freudig, froh

joy

(dʒoi) noun
1. great happiness. The children jumped for joy when they saw the new toys.
2. a cause of great happiness. Our son is a great joy to us.
ˈjoyful adjective
filled with, showing or causing joy. a joyful mood; joyful faces/news.
ˈjoyfully adverb
ˈjoyfulness noun
ˈjoyous adjective
joyful.
ˈjoyously adverb
References in classic literature ?
The orchestra kept sawing away at the `Traviata' music, so joyous and sad, so thin and far-away, so clap-trap and yet so heart-breaking.
While the outward pressure of a young and joyous existence had forced her footsteps into the light, her soul had stayed in the shadow of the ruin.
I had misgivings that such would be his fate," resumed the scout, in a less confident and joyous tone.
Or, it might more fancifully be compared to a joyous piece of music, played with wild vivacity, but upon a disordered instrument.
They were native Englishmen, whose fathers had lived in the sunny richness of the Elizabethan epoch; a time when the life of England, viewed as one great mass, would appear to have been as stately, magnificent, and joyous, as the world has ever witnessed.
Beneath the unclouded and mild azure sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
Silently, and with a heavy cloud settled down over her once joyous face, she proceeded making out her breakfast biscuits, as if she heard and saw nothing of the excitement around her.
Linnaeus said long ago, "Nescio quae facies laeta, glabra plantis Americanis" (I know not what there is of joyous and smooth in the aspect of American plants); and I think that in this country there are no, or at most very few, Africanae bestiae, African beasts, as the Romans called them, and that in this respect also it is peculiarly fitted for the habitation of man.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
Every projecting grassy cape had its joyous group of naked children, the boys to themselves and the girls to themselves, the latter usually in care of some motherly dame who sat in the shade of a tree with her knitting.
Presently Rowena returned, all ablush with joyous excitement, and begged for a rereading of the letter.
The brick house did not speedily become a sort of wayside inn, a place of innocent revelry and joyous welcome; but the missionary company was an entering wedge, and Miranda allowed one spare bed to be made up "in case anything should happen," while the crystal glasses were kept on the second from the top, instead of the top shelf, in the china closet.