joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play.

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French joios. See joy, -ous

joyously, adverb
joyousness, noun
overjoyous, adjective
overjoyously, adverb
overjoyousness, noun
unjoyous, adjective
unjoyously, adverb Unabridged
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joyous (ˈdʒɔɪəs)
1.  having a happy nature or mood
2.  joyful

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Example sentences
Coupled with the other joyous news reports of the day, it sets the stage for
  another profitable day as a human.
The fourscore of guests at this cozy retreat practically form one harmonious
  and joyous family.
For the incoming faculty members, it's joyous to celebrate leaving the job
  market behind successfully.
But it is not enough to shrug and wait for that joyous feeling of vindication.
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