- Feeling or expressing great pleasure and happiness.
- Full of or characterized by joy; glad.
Middle english joious, from old french joios, from latin gaudiosus, from gaudium joy.
- It was a joyous occasion.
- The crowd was joyous at the news of the victory.
- She had a joyous laugh.
- The children were joyous on Christmas morning.
- The music was joyous and upbeat.