Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Enjoyment; rejoicing; festivity; gladness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Enjoyment; gayety; festivity; joyfulness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic, poetic Enjoyment, joy, delight.

Etymologies

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Apparently coined by Spenser, from joy +‎ -ance.

Examples

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  • My solitude is an annoyance

    But calls from my love give me buoyance,

    And word that she’s wending

    Toward her absence ending

    I hear with a heartwarming joyance.

    February 17, 2019