Joy·ous a. Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy.
Is this your joyous city? --Is. xxiii. 7.
They all as glad as birds of joyous prime. --Spenser.
And joyous of our conquest early won. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Merry; lively; blithe; gleeful; gay; glad; mirthful; sportive; festive; joyful; happy; blissful; charming; delightful.
-- Joy*ous*ly, adv. -- Joy*ous*ness, n.
adv : in a joyous and gleeful manner; "the old man had greeted her
gleefully" [syn: gleefully, joyfully] [ant: joylessly]