Definition of happiness
- all happiness bechance to thee
- —William Shakespeare
- I wish you every happiness in life.
- I had the happiness of seeing you
- —W. S. Gilbert
They made a toast to long life and happiness.
her happiness was complete when she got her very own house
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: the state of being happy
: an experience that makes you happy
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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