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

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Musician Kanye West shared a Sunday Service of remembrance and gospel rejoicing this morning at RiverScape Metro Park in Dayton, Ohio. Chris Mayhew,, "Kanye West shares Sunday Service gospel in Dayton, Ohio," 25 Aug. 2019 There were many huzzahs and much rejoicing — with chips and guacamole, of course. Paul Stephen,, "You will have to pry avocados out of San Antonio’s cold, dead hands," 27 July 2019 There was no celebration, no rejoicing for this dilemma our church is in., "Methodists reject apology for keeping same-sex wedding ban," 4 June 2019 In New York City, as throughout a rejoicing nation and world, vast throngs of grateful, happy people celebrate the end of fighting, the dawn of peace. Jessica Stahl, Washington Post, "‘Letters From War’: 1944-1945 – The end (full transcript)," 3 Jan. 2018 Amid the rejoicing, there was also terrible sadness. Brendan Simms, WSJ, "‘Peace at Last’ Review: Remembering Flanders Fields," 11 Nov. 2018 But on Wednesday, the mood on social media was a lot different, with fans of the brands rejoicing in what could be the greatest comeback of all time. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "Will Toys R Us Reopen? An Expert Weighs In on the Future of the Company," 3 Oct. 2018 So while there is rejoicing in places like Boston and Philadelphia, and relief in places like Toronto, where James can no longer torment the poor Raptors, there is reason for a bit of hope in places like Detroit. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "How good can Detroit Pistons be in the East post-LeBron James?," 3 July 2018 Plus a young New York socialist is likely to be elected to Congress in November and there's a lot of rejoicing over that in some corners. Fox News, "Schlapp: Trump wants nominee who will uphold Constitution," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of rejoicing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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