1. [syn: gleefully, joyously, joyfully]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Joyous \Joy"ous\, a. [OE. joyous, joious, joios, F. joyeux.See
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a joyous and gleeful manner; "the old man had greeted
her gleefully" [syn: gleefully, joyously, joyfully]