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joy

Saltos de línea: joy
Pronunciación: /dʒɔɪ
 
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Definición de joy en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1A feeling of great pleasure and happiness: tears of joy the joy of being alive
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • My head rang with pain but I was alive, and the thought made me want to jump for joy.
  • I wanted to jump for joy as I followed him out of the parking lot and up to the front of school.
  • She packed up her flute and left the band room, wanting to run in to a corner and jump for joy.
Sinónimos
enjoyment, gratification, felicity;
cloud nine, seventh heaven;
humorous delectation
literary joyousness
pleasure, source of pleasure, delight, treat, thrill
informal buzz, kick
1.1 [count noun] A thing that causes joy: the joys of country living
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • From her I discovered simple joys like listening for the cuckoo and hearing stories around the fire.
  • One of the great joys of living in Toronto is the city's constant state of evolution.
  • In spite of the indoor winter joys of heaters and comfort foods, something needs to be done.
1.2 [usually with negative] British informal Success or satisfaction: you’ll get no joy out of her
Sinónimos
success, satisfaction, luck, successful result, positive result;
accomplishment, achievement

verbo

[no object] literary Volver al principio  
Rejoice: I felt shame that I had ever joyed in his discomfiture or pain
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It took 52 years for Sri Lanka to do it - when Susanthika mounted the medal ceremony podium on Thursday night to receive her bronze, millions of Sri Lankans around the world joyed in jubilation.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French joie, based on Latin gaudium, from gaudere 'rejoice'.

More
  • Joy is from Old French joie, based on Latin gaudium, from gaudere ‘rejoice’. In rejoice (Middle English) the re- makes the sense more intense; enjoy (Late Middle English) comes from the Old French enjoier ‘give joy to’.

Frases

be full of the joys of spring

1
Be lively and cheerful.
Example sentences
  • He seems full of the joys of spring for some reason.
  • No doubt others will pitch in tomorrow, but the Indy, which has the exclusive on this, is full of the joys of spring.
  • There have been days when I've jumped out of bed full of the joys of spring, opened the mail and felt like crawling back under the duvet.

wish someone joy

2
British , chiefly ironic Congratulate someone: I wish you joy of your marriage
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The community wish them joy, good wishes and congratulations.
  • He wouldn't dance at her wedding - had turned down the invitation - but he wished her joy.
  • I did not know what to say to Yrling, and so said simply, ‘My Lord, I wish you joy.’

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adjective
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