over·​joyed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid How to pronounce overjoyed (audio) \

Definition of overjoyed

: feeling great joy

Examples of overjoyed in a Sentence

She was overjoyed to see her sister again. They weren't overjoyed at the idea of working together. I'm overjoyed that you can come to my party.
Recent Examples on the Web The happy couple looked overjoyed in a video shared on Instagram as blue confetti is seen shooting out of cannons. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2022 As thousands of overjoyed BYU fans stormed the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall found one person in particular. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sep. 2022 The Bachelorette felt overjoyed to have followed her intuition about Jason. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 1 Aug. 2022 Iverson and her entire community are overjoyed to have Elliot back safe at home. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 Seemingly overjoyed to be meeting the Golda star, Gaga cried in her arms as Mirren comforted the Grammy Award-winning singer and wiped tears from her eyes. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 13 Mar. 2022 The Park Ridge Historical Society reacquired the trusty pumper and reunited the vehicle in July 2020 with an overjoyed Bishop six months before his passing. George Castle, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2022 While overjoyed about the nomination and the award, Russell said it’s not about titles. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2022 Albrecht, kneeling before her belly, seems overjoyed — at first. New York Times, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of overjoyed

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Overjoyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overjoyed. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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over·​joyed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid How to pronounce overjoyed (audio) \

Kids Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy

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