over·​joyed | \ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid \

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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The crack of a bat reverberated through this ballpark teeming with tension, only a handful of people overjoyed at its sound. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Red Sox rough up Will Harris in Astros' loss," 2 June 2018 Khan's overjoyed fans danced outside the courtroom. Fox News, "Indian court grants bail to Bollywood star Salman Khan," 7 Apr. 2018 Most writers would be overjoyed to have just one book out. John Timpane, Philly.com, "Nathaniel Popkin is a Philly author with a rare double play - two new books at once," 11 July 2018 Like John, his TV co-stars seem overjoyed about welcoming another into the Full House family. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "John Stamos and His Wife Caitlin McHugh's Love Story Will Make Even the Cynics Swoon," 4 July 2018 But when the high court condemned that decision Tuesday, Korematsu was not overjoyed. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: The threat to the cliffs from a rising sea," 27 June 2018 And Trump, vulgar and boastful, was overjoyed to see Comey, a likely witness against him, take such a big public hit. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation," 15 June 2018 But what about the private moments between appearances and getting mobbed by crowds of overjoyed Washingtonians? Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Inside the Capitals' Stanley Cup celebrations with the Keeper of the Cup," 14 June 2018 This new pregnancy came only months after Erin's miscarriage and Jon was overjoyed. Paul Larosa, CBS News, "Search for missing Marine wife "like finding a needle in a thousand haystacks”," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of overjoyed

1594, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy : very happy


over·​joyed | \ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid \

Kids Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy

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