from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Feeling or causing joy; joyful. See Synonyms at glad1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Full of joy; happy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Feeling or manifesting joy; joyful; glad; merry.
- Causing joy; making glad.
- Synonyms See list under joyful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of or characterized by joy
It may be only grandstanding for the cameras, but I strongly suspect that it is something more, that Pinera speaks and acts for a people united in joyous admiration for the miners and their rescuers: united right across the gulf between right and left, poverty and wealth, one political party and another.
A class full of cheering fourth graders leaped to their feet, dancing in joyous excitement.
So I watched until I got to the scene I remembered, shouted “Aha!” in joyous triumph.
I recited with a certain joyous lilt which was my own, for — his memory was good, and at a second rendering, very often the first, he made a quatrain his own — he recited the same lines and invested them with an unrest and passionate revolt that was well-nigh convincing.
Her singing was in joyous response to the knowledge that her death was imminent. 148 Others sang constantly.
The playing, uniformly joyous, is almost unbelievably exuberant and intense; in lesser hands that could result in unfocused chaos.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
But in joyous Tex Avery fashion, nothing ever goes as Spike wants it, and we are all the better for it.
I turned around to watch the furious Irish protestors, only to see them leaping up and down in joyous excitement, waving back with tears of adulation in their eyes.
So many people are now born and bred in artificial and false surroundings, that even the elementary fact that the acts of love should be joyous is unknown to them.