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joie de vivre Syllabification: joie de vi·vre
Pronunciation: /ˌZHwä də ˈvēvrə/

Definition of joie de vivre in English:


Exuberant enjoyment of life.
Example sentences
  • ‘He was bouncy, ebullient and filled with joie de vivre,’ said Daley.
  • But it's her wonderfully innocent joie de vivre and youthful exuberance that captured my heart.
  • A lot has been made of their euphoric, ecstatic joie de vivre, but I have to say that mainly I find the overall tone rather irritating.


French, literally 'joy of living'.

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