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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Even people who didn’t know they’d broken up until now are overjoyed. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "7 awesome Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 28-30," 27 June 2019 Now, the table has turned, and area players and coaches are overjoyed. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, "Regional roulette: Area golfers, coaches thrilled with move to Sandy Pines in DeMotte," 5 June 2019 Fans were, of course, overjoyed to see the famous actor play guitar and sing alongside Lady Gaga, Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich, and Kris Kristofferson, per MTV News. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Does Bradley Cooper Really Sing and Play Guitar in A Star Is Born?," 9 Feb. 2019 In February 2017, Hoda Kotb was overjoyed to become a first-time mom to her now 2-year-old daughter, Haley Joy. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Show Star Hoda Kotb Hinted That Her Daughter Might Be Getting a Sibling," 6 Mar. 2019 The mullahs in Tehran will be overjoyed and see signs of another U.S. President’s weakness. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Syria-Iran Retreat," 19 Dec. 2018 These are the foolproof gifts, the pieces that anyone and everyone would be overjoyed to own. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "89 Stylish Holiday Gifts to Buy for Every Kind of Power Woman," 9 Nov. 2018 And so, after being overjoyed to receive his acceptance letter from Howard University, Randall ends up making the heartbreaking decision to pass up his place in order to stay and support Rebecca. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "6 Moments From 'This Is Us' You Need to Know Before Watching Next Week's Episode," 7 Oct. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce overjoyed (audio) \

Kids Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy

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