Definition of joyful in English:


Syllabification: joy·ful
Pronunciation: /ˈjoifəl


Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness: joyful music
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  • It helps to live a happy life and also make other people's life happy and joyful.
  • It left us both joyful and speechless, happy to be home again but sad that this great trip was over.
  • Maybe it's seen as a way of provoking a joyful feeling of brightness and wellbeing.
cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, sunny, joyous, lighthearted, in good spirits, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cheery, smiling, mirthful, radiant; jubilant, overjoyed, thrilled, ecstatic, euphoric, blissful, on cloud nine, elated, delighted, gleeful; jovial, genial, good-humored
informal chipper, chirpy, peppy, over the moon, on top of the world, upbeat
dated gay
formal jocund
literary blithe
pleasing, happy, good, cheering, gladdening, welcome, heartwarminghappy, cheerful, merry, jolly, festive, joyous



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  • After he finished his speech, the women who initially greeted us began to sing and dance joyfully.
  • I bought it in a bargain bin a few months back and joyfully added it to my collection.
  • The guests laughed and took joy in the great feast offered them, then joyfully returned to their dancing.


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  • But after seven months in which my wife and I spent every hour together, it is so hard for me to get by without her joyfulness.
  • He makes sure the feasting and dancing and joyfulness continue.
  • The children that are part of the cast as the fairies add to the joyfulness.

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