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Definition of joyous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    joyous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdʒɔɪəs//
     
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  1. 1very happy; causing people to be happy synonym joyful
  2. 2 joyous laughter She could now enjoy the joyous prospect of being reunited with him again.
 
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