joyful

adjective
joy·​ful | \ ˈjȯi-fəl How to pronounce joyful (audio) \

Definition of joyful

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

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Other Words from joyful

joyfully \ ˈjȯi-​fə-​lē How to pronounce joyfully (audio) \ adverb
joyfulness noun

Examples of joyful in a Sentence

We were joyful at the news. the news of the child's safe return made us all joyful

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Keeping with race tradition on its final day, the 155 riders who survived the Tour rode at a pedestrian pace and in a joyful atmosphere before hitting the Champs-Elysees. Fox News, "Egan Bernal, 22, wins Tour de France; youngest post-WWII champion," 29 July 2019 Keeping with race tradition on its final day, the 155 riders who survived the Tour rode at a pedestrian pace and in a joyful atmosphere before hitting the Champs-Elysees. John Leicester, BostonGlobe.com, "Egan Bernal first Colombian to win Tour de France," 28 July 2019 Keeping with race tradition on its final day, the 155 riders who survived the Tour rode at a pedestrian pace and in a joyful atmosphere before hitting the Champs-Elysees. John Leicester And Samuel Petrequin, SFChronicle.com, "A star is born at the Tour de France, 22-year-old winner Egan Bernal," 28 July 2019 Keeping with race tradition on its final day, the 155 riders who survived the Tour rode at a pedestrian pace and in a joyful atmosphere before hitting the Champs-Elysees. John Leicester And Samuel Petrequin, baltimoresun.com, "22-year-old Egan Bernal is first Colombian to win Tour de France," 28 July 2019 Keeping with race tradition on its final day, the 155 riders who survived the Tour rode at a pedestrian pace and in a joyful atmosphere before hitting the Champs-Elysees. Author: John Leicester And Samual Petrequin, Anchorage Daily News, "Egan Bernal wins Tour de France," 28 July 2019 Keeping with race tradition on its final day, the 155 riders who survived the Tour rode at a pedestrian pace and in a joyful atmosphere before hitting the Champs-Élysées. New York Times, "Egan Bernal Finishes Off Tour de France Victory," 28 July 2019 The joyful atmosphere created by locals, tourists, families and friends speaks to the spirit of what community is all about - supporting one another, even complete strangers. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry's London Marathon Visit Implies Meghan Hasn't Given Birth Yet," 28 Apr. 2019 This joyful, funny, easy-going, sidekick of mine sure is easy to celebrate. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Site Crashes After Posting Baby Crew's Birthday Photos," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of joyful

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of joyful was in the 13th century

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joyful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of joyful

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

joyful

adjective
joy·​ful | \ ˈjȯi-fəl How to pronounce joyful (audio) \

Kids Definition of joyful

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

Other Words from joyful

joyfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb
joyfulness noun

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