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.
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Recent Examples on the Web After a stay-at-home spring due to COVID-19, kids and parents are overjoyed about Gov. Mike DeWine’s recent order reopening parks and playgrounds. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma opens up playgrounds, eyes splash pad date," 19 June 2020 Monday night, the batting cages at the Chester Davis Sportsplex were a sea of overjoyed youngsters as members of the League City Little League were in the cages as were players from the League City Girls Softball Association. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Excitement in the air as League City youth baseball, softball teams return to practice," 2 June 2020 Under Frank’s guidance, the district’s academic record has soared, raising property values and thrilling parents, who are overjoyed to see their little Justins and Jessicas being funneled into Ivy League schools. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "HBO's Gripping Bad Education Tells the Story of a Truly Epic Scam," 15 Apr. 2020 Diane is overjoyed, but soon realizes how a different outcome of the 2016 election might have unexpected consequences. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of April 5-11," 4 Apr. 2020 For her part, Berger’s mother Wendy was overjoyed after her son’s video became instantly popular. Ryan Cormier, Washington Post, "Singing Starbucks barista joining Delaware Opera program," 7 Mar. 2020 Drew and Jonathan Scott help Pitt makeover the garage, owned by Jean Black, who appears overjoyed by the gesture in a preview for the episode. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "Brad Pitt is making his HGTV debut on 'Celebrity IOU'," 13 Apr. 2020 This presented a host of logistical challenges — medication, physical therapy, meals — but his father is overjoyed to be home. Dan Barry, New York Times, "‘Everything Is a Black Hole’: Mounting Dread in the Age of Coronavirus," 15 Mar. 2020 While many libraries across the country have closed due to coronavirus, there’s one library that’s staying open — and its flocks of visitors are overjoyed about it. Cady Lang, Time, "Take a Moment to Dip Into the Miniature World of This Library For Birds Livestream," 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of overjoyed

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overjoyed was in 1594

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25 Jun 2020

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“Overjoyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overjoyed. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy : very happy


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

Kids Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy

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