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Apparently coined by Spenser, from joy + -ance.




  1. In the context of "archaic|poetic": Enjoyment, joy, delight.
  • 1885: ...for excess of joyance never knew / How went the day and how it came again. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Vol. 5
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