Definition of joyful in English:
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.
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;
North American informal peart
Australian/New Zealand informal wrapped
archaic of good cheer
- 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.
- 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.
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪfʊli/ /ˈdʒɔɪf(ə)li/adverb
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪfʊlnəs/ /ˈdʒɔɪf(ə)lnəs/noun
Words that rhyme with joyfulwoeful • rueful • useful
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