rejoicing

noun
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 Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived. Nancy S. Jecker, The Conversation, 7 June 2021 Several investors have already filed suits against Robinhood, posting their legal documents on r/WallStreetbets to much rejoicing. Anonymous, The New Republic, 1 Feb. 2021 That means there may not be a single moment that feels right for a national rejoicing—which might not be appropriate anyway, given the hundreds of thousands who have died. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 31 Dec. 2020 But economists and experts believe such rejoicing is misguided. Prathamesh Mulye, Quartz India, 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, 27 June 2020 But not everyone saw reason for patriotic rejoicing. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 15 May 2020 Where was the fanfare, the rejoicing, the excitement around this next step for us? Ronan O’brien, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2020 Watching ‘80s movies and cringing at/rejoicing in all the jelly bracelets, neon tees and crimped hair. USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of rejoicing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rejoicing was in the 14th century

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10 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Rejoicing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rejoicing. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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