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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 King bade him rise, and dismounted from his own horse to greet him as a brother in arms; and arm-in-arm they went into the castle, while bugles and trumpets sounded forth joyous welcome in honor of the great occasion.
She thinks she sees it, she does see it, complete, living, joyous, with its delicate hands, its round head, its pure lips, its serene eyes whose white is blue.
Having finished the paper, a second cup of coffee and a roll and butter, he got up, shaking the crumbs of the roll off his waistcoat; and, squaring his broad chest, he smiled joyously: not because there was anything particularly agreeable in his mind--the joyous smile was evoked by a good digestion.
Therefore it dances on the hearth, and laughs broadly throughout the room, and plays a thousand antics, and throws a joyous glow over all the faces that encircle it.
The getting of your anchor was a noisy operation on board a merchant ship of yesterday - an inspiring, joyous noise, as if, with the emblem of hope, the ship's company expected to drag up out of the depths, each man all his personal hopes into the reach of a securing hand - the hope of home, the hope of rest, of liberty, of dissipation, of hard pleasure, following the hard endurance of many days between sky and water.
And at the joyous rapture of the voice, more than one pair of eyes in the room brimmed hot with sudden tears.
As the machine drew up at the house and Kennan first stepped out, a dog's whimperingly joyous bark of welcome struck Michael as not altogether unfamiliar.
"He, at least, after the customary agonizing of youth, found content and made of his materialism a joyous thing."
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.
"And, laughing, uttered joyous cries when a bird fell victim to their skill."
At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.
Two brides, elaborately dressed in white, with ribbons, laces, and pearls, and crowned with orange-blossoms whose satiny petals nodded beneath their veils, were surrounded by joyous families, and accompanied by their mothers, to whom they looked up, now and then, with eyes that were content and timid both; the faces of all the rest reflected happiness, and seemed to be invoking blessings on the youthful pairs.