Definition of happiness
1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity all happiness bechance to thee — William Shakespeare
2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joyb : a pleasurable or satisfying experience I wish you every happiness in life. I had the happiness of seeing you — W. S. Gilbert
Examples of happiness in a Sentence
They made a toast to long life and happiness.
her happiness was complete when she got her very own house
Recent Examples of happiness from the Web
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Here's to 25 more years of happiness for him and English.
Both were delighted, and Ms. Kurzweil burst into tears of happiness.
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HAPPINESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of happiness for English Language Learners
: the state of being happy
: an experience that makes you happy
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