[joi-lis] /ˈdʒɔɪ lɪs/ adjective 1. without joy or gladness; unhappy: the joyless days of the war. 2. causing no joy or pleasure. /ˈdʒɔɪlɪs/ adjective 1. having or producing no joy or pleasure adj. mid-14c., from joy + -less. Related: Joylessly; joylessness.
[joi-ner] /ˈdʒɔɪ nər/ noun 1. Florence Griffith (“Flo Jo”) 1959–98, U.S. track athlete (sister-in-law of Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee).
[joi-ner-kur-see] /ˌdʒɔɪ nərˈkɜr si/ noun 1. Jacqueline (“Jackie”) born 1962, U.S. track and field athlete.
[joi-uh s] /ˈdʒɔɪ əs/ adjective 1. joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play. /ˈdʒɔɪəs/ adjective 1. having a happy nature or mood 2. joyful adj. c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios “happy, cheerful, merry, glad” (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.