verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of joy
synonym study for joy
OTHER WORDS FROM joyun·joyed, adjective
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Definition for joy (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for joy
Sterrett says every time she performs that melody, it feels like she’s “crashing the party,” bringing some joy and life to the somber proceedings.Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is a lesson in finding hope in adversity|Charlie Harding|September 11, 2020|Vox
When infused with fear, wonder, or joy, these memories always seem sharp enough to transport us back into those exact life events.Towards ‘Eternal Sunshine’? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion|Shelly Fan|July 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
There are probably many messages of hate from people who do not share our joy.
Part of what makes us human is those kinds of questions, that kind of curiosity, that kind of joy.
So much joy and freedom can come from spending time in nature.#BlackBirdersWeek seeks to open the outdoors for everyone|Jonathan Lambert|June 4, 2020|Science News For Students
It jettisons jiggling ribbons of joy to every part of my body.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Joy Woodhouse calls in to tell her bickering boys Brad and Dallas to “get this out of your system” before Christmas.
It is a joy to watch Shafer seamlessly work incisive commentary on contemporary life into a fast-paced spine-chiller.The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More|William O’Connor|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taking the time to thank our federal, state, and local bureaucracies for all the joy they bring us every day.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which is a good thing, because Tyler James Williams is a joy to watch.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On his side, Shkrullah Bay could not contain himself for joy when I gave him news of his acquaintances there in detail.Travels in Central Asia|Arminius Vmbry
It removed his guilt, hushed his fears, and filled him with joy and peace in believing.The Great Commission|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
As Faith beheld it she uttered a cry of joy and held out both hands toward him impulsively.For Gold or Soul?|Lurana W. Sheldon
Surely a mere pittance; and yet the woman's face was radiant with joy.The Red Mouse|William Hamilton Osborne
He joined the ladies before noon, and his newly awakened feeling of joy beamed upon them scarcely less radiantly than yesterday.Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for joy
Word Origin for joy
Idioms and Phrases with joy
see burst with (joy); pride and joy.