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Definition of "joyous" []

  • Feeling or causing joy; joyful. See Synonyms at glad1. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "joyous" in a sentence
  • "It may be only grandstanding for the cameras, but I strongly suspect that it is something more, that Pinera speaks and acts for a people united in joyous admiration for the miners and their rescuers: united right across the gulf between right and left, poverty and wealth, one political party and another."
  • "A class full of cheering fourth graders leaped to their feet, dancing in joyous excitement."
  • "So I watched until I got to the scene I remembered, shouted “Aha!” in joyous triumph."