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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His four daughters and many grandchildren are overjoyed about his release, Kaneb said. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Northern California man released after 28 years behind bars for wrongful murder conviction," 30 Aug. 2019 Last month, country music fans everywhere were overjoyed to hear that CMA Fest host Thomas Rhett and his wife of seven years, Lauren Akins, are expecting a third child early next year. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "CMA Fest Host Thomas Rhett and His Wife Lauren Akins' Love Story Almost Never Happened," 4 Aug. 2019 Less than five years ago, investors would have been overjoyed with those results. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Amazon is unapologetically spending money on one-day shipping," 26 July 2019 Ortiz was overjoyed to meet pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and sit in the press box with Haudricourt. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'The king of KK': Beloved Bay View barber José Ortiz dies at 88, leaving wide-reaching legacy," 15 Aug. 2019 Christina Milian is about to be a momma for the second time, and her 9-year-old daughter Violet is overjoyed to welcome a little brother! Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Christina Milian Reveals She's Having A Boy With This Sweet Gender Reveal," 12 Aug. 2019 No Bengals players were especially overjoyed when Vontaze Burfict returned to the team after his multiple concussions and other assorted hurts. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Cincinnati Reds acquisition of pitcher Gausman positively extravagant," 6 Aug. 2019 For his part, Travolta appeared to be overjoyed and humbled. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Pizza Inferno: John Travolta Channels Saturday Night Fever at Brooklyn Event in His Honor," 13 June 2018 What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that #Chandrayaan2 is a fully indigenous mission. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "India Is Headed to the Moon," 22 July 2019

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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) \

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: filled with great joy

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