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 What might have been a comparatively perfunctory celebration had Kentucky been taking care of business was instead the kind of rejoicing that usually attends a rescue operation. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 19 Sep. 2021 Quiet, mostly private rejoicing will commence across the NBA at 11 a.m. Friday when free agents are permitted to sign their contracts and some of the league’s biggest stars can sign their mega-dollar contract extensions. Dallas News, 6 Aug. 2021 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

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First Known Use of rejoicing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rejoicing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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