Definition of joyful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjoifəl/


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.
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, heartwarming



Pronunciation: /ˈjoifəlnəs/
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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Syllabification: joy·ful

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