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joyful

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

Definition of joyful in English:

adjective

Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness: joyful music
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiant;
jubilant, overjoyed, beside oneself with joy, thrilled, ecstatic, euphoric, blissful, on cloud nine/seven, elated, delighted, glad, gleeful, gratified;
jovial, genial, good-humoured, happy-go-lucky, carefree, unworried, untroubled, without a care in the world, full of the joys of spring;
buoyant, optimistic, hopeful, full of hope, positive;
content, contented
informal upbeat, chipper, chirpy, peppy, smiley, sparky, over the moon, on top of the world
North American informal peart
dated gay
Australian/New Zealand informal wrapped
archaic of good cheer
literary gladsome
dated gay

Derivatives

joyfully

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

joyfulness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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