Definition of Joyous

1. Adjective. Full of or characterized by joy. "Joyous laughter"




Definition of Joyous

1. a. Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy.

Definition of Joyous

1. Adjective. Full of joy; happy. ¹

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Definition of Joyous

1. joyful [adj] : JOYOUSLY [adv] - See also: joyful

Lexicographical Neighbors of Joyous

joyfuller
joyfullest
joyfully
joyfulness
joyfulnesses
joygasm
joygasms
joying
joyless
joylessly
joylessness
joylessnesses
joyne
joyned
joyning
joyous (current term)
joyously
joyousness
joyousnesses
joypad
joypads
joypop
joypopped
joypopper
joypoppers
joypopping
joypops
joyridden
joyride
joyrider

Literary usage of Joyous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"And or ever the knights depart, look thou make there a cry, in hearing of all the knights, that there is one knight in the joyous Isle, that is the Castle ..."

2. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"All darkly, like a torrent's roll, It swept be-fore my sight— Unheard the joyous melody, Unseen the golden light. And they who sang the song of love Beneath ..."

3. Our Foreign-born Citizens: What They Have Done for America by Annie E. S. Beard (1922)
"From his mother, it appears, he inherits this joyous temperament, and also his musical ability.' His father passed on to his son a keen brain and an ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... the point rush'd joyous through, 800 Grazing the bone ; his life his Father saved. And straight the godlike Chieftain's noble train 'Gan draw him from ..."

5. The Planter: Or, Thirteen Years in the South by David Brown (1853)
"But not so much of the contentment of the slave, as his pleasure—his joyous pleasure,—something of a higher order than mere contentment, am I now to speak. ..."

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