Definition of joyous in English:

joyous

adjective

literary
  • Full of happiness and joy.

    ‘scenes of joyous celebration’
    • ‘The joyous soldiers prepared to sail home as they imagined the celebrations in their honor.’
    • ‘They could have done this at home, but then they would have missed the joyous atmosphere of this happy place!’
    • ‘She took a deep breath to clear her mind, and to calm herself, and let out a joyous laugh.’
    • ‘I take the mandolin from the wall and do a few strums in joyous celebration.’
    • ‘It was a joyous celebration to mark the 60th anniversary since the Second World War ended.’
    • ‘It was a very happy and joyous occasion and all went off very well.’
    • ‘Despite the distance, the family wasn't completely left out of the joyous occasion.’
    • ‘I find it at times joyous and at others, the most hellish job in the world.’
    • ‘It juggles the joyous thrills of matchmaking and courtship with the dark alleys of pain and grief.’
    • ‘It was a joyous occasion and oh so different from the season end 12 months ago.’
    • ‘Both will be having a joyous time crashing up, down and across waves.’
    • ‘Christmas time is a joyous season meant to spread happiness around the world.’
    • ‘It was a joyous occasion for them, as a sizeable crowd watched and cheered them.’
    • ‘There was no joyous celebration, no leaping up and down and waving arms in the air.’
    • ‘The committee wish all our supporters a very happy Christmas and a joyous New Year.’
    • ‘You are about to enter one of the most joyous and happy periods of this year for your sign.’
    • ‘To those of you that already know me, this will simply be a joyous refresher of your cherished memories of me.’
    • ‘It can be a fascinating and joyous thing as well, the coming together of different cultures.’
    • ‘She was so happy and our most joyous wedding day was getting nearer and nearer.’
    • ‘The hall was full of the laughter of the courtiers and the joyous melody of the band.’
    cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiant
    happy, cheerful, merry, jolly, festive, celebratory
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Pronunciation:

joyous

/ˈdʒɔɪəs/