Etymology
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joyous (adj.)

c. 1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.

updated on December 30, 2012

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Definitions of joyous from WordNet

joyous (adj.)
full of or characterized by joy;
felt a joyous abandon
joyous laughter
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