Joy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒɔɪ|  American pronunciation of the word joy
Brit.  |dʒɔɪ|  British pronunciation of the word joy


- the emotion of great happiness (syn: joyfulness, joyousness)
- something or someone that provides a source of happiness(syn: delight, pleasure)


- feel happiness or joy (syn: rejoice)
- make glad or happy (syn: gladden)


Their sorrow turned to joy.

I can hardly express the joy I felt at seeing her again.

Seeing her again brought tears of joy to my eyes.

The flowers are a joy to behold!

What a joy it was to see her again.

...the whole town is joying in the fact that its oldest church has been restored to its Victorian splendor...

They found joy in helping others.

There's even less joy in sending us money.

We tried to locate Patrick's position again, but without joy.

The old merchant joyed at the return of his son.

He was genuinely joyed with my gift and shook my hand rather vigorously.

I leaped into the air with joy.

She wept for joy.

I didn't exactly jump for joy (=I was not very pleased) when I heard the news.

The garden was his pride and joy.

Word forms

singular: joy
plural: joys
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