joyful

adjective joy·ful \ ˈjȯi-fəl \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of joyful

: experiencing, causing, or showing joy : happy
  • a joyful crowd
  • joyful faces
  • a joyful occasion

joyfully

play \ˈjȯi-fə-lē\ adverb

joyfulness

noun

Examples of joyful in a Sentence

  1. We were joyful at the news.

  2. the news of the child's safe return made us all joyful

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First Known Use of joyful

13th century

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JOYFUL Defined for English Language Learners

joyful

Definition of joyful for English Language Learners

  • : feeling, causing, or showing great happiness : full of joy


JOYFUL Defined for Kids

joyful

adjective joy·ful \ ˈjȯi-fəl \

Definition of joyful for Students

: feeling, causing, or showing pleasure or happiness
  • a joyful family reunion

joyfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

joyfulness

noun


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