re·​joic·​ing | \ ri-ˈjȯi-siŋ How to pronounce rejoicing (audio) \

Definition of rejoicing

1 : the action of one that rejoices
2 : an instance, occasion, or expression of joy : festivity

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Examples of rejoicing in a Sentence

there was great rejoicing at the launch party for the book
Recent Examples on the Web But economists and experts believe such rejoicing is misguided. Prathamesh Mulye, Quartz India, "India’s shift to net exporter after 18 years is not a reason for celebration," 3 Aug. 2020 And for Hopis, bringing home ancestral remains or sacred and cultural artifacts home is a time for rejoicing, said Koyiyumptewa. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, "Tribes' human remains and cultural items have been scattered across the U.S. Here's how they get returned," 27 June 2020 But not everyone saw reason for patriotic rejoicing. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Rebuilding the Constitution," 15 May 2020 Where was the fanfare, the rejoicing, the excitement around this next step for us? Ronan O’brien, Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Affairs: He didn’t have a car. Was I more than just a ride?," 25 Apr. 2020 Watching ‘80s movies and cringing at/rejoicing in all the jelly bracelets, neon tees and crimped hair. USA TODAY, "100 little things that bring us joy during the coronavirus pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020 The Jews ultimately fought numerous battles throughout the empire that led to a day of feasting and rejoicing in celebration of their ultimate victory against their enemies. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "Phoenix-area Jews don costumes to celebrate Purim, the Jewish holiday 'that's most fun'," 10 Mar. 2020 The move brought cautious rejoicing in the cockfighting business despite concerns that the U.S. territory is trying to override a federal law that President Trump signed a year ago. CBS News, "Puerto Rico to approve cockfighting and defy federal ban," 17 Dec. 2019 Christmas is a time for rejoicing, certainly not shopping, anger or strife. cleveland, "A Christmas ode to Olmsted Falls: Olmsted Dates and Data," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of rejoicing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Aug 2020

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“Rejoicing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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