Definition of joyous in English:


Line breaks: joy¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪəs


chiefly • literary
  • Full of happiness and joy: scenes of joyous celebration
    More example sentences
    • It was a joyous celebration to mark the 60th anniversary since the Second World War ended.
    • I take the mandolin from the wall and do a few strums in joyous celebration.
    • There was no joyous celebration, no leaping up and down and waving arms in the air.



More example sentences
  • Richard was joyously playing the piano when the doctor's car crunched driveway gravel.
  • As midnight strikes, you must celebrate joyously with strangers.
  • No longer bored, they sang and danced joyously in the red light of the flames.


More example sentences
  • I felt that the spirit of joyousness which should have been there was completely negated by a seriousness.
  • Perhaps most striking is the sheer infectious joyousness of Jordan's music.
  • Its joyousness seemed to stand for the festival as a whole.

More definitions of joyous

Definition of joyous in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space