full of joy, as a person or one's heart; glad; delighted.
showing or expressing joy, as looks, actions, or speech.
causing or bringing joy, as an event, a sight, or news; delightful: the joyful announcement of their marriage.
- joy·ful·ly, adverb
- joy·ful·ness, noun
- o·ver·joy·ful, adjective
- o·ver·joy·ful·ly, adverb
- o·ver·joy·ful·ness, noun
- un·joy·ful, adjective
- un·joy·ful·ly, adverb
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How to use joyful in a sentence
Part of Goldworm’s job is to help people change whatever experience they are having into something more joyful, more comfortable and more special through the use of scent.5 ways to chase the bad 2020 vibes out of your home | Elizabeth Mayhew | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Lately, he’s become an icon of joyful culinary maximalism, happy to engage in things like a virtual nacho battle with Bill Murray.Guy Fieri on Why Restaurant Workers Need Our Support | Raisa Bruner | June 23, 2020 | Time
They were slender and graceful, clad all in white—as spotless as the vessel itself, and glowing with health and joyfulness.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Youth will never live to age, without they keep themselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness.
You will never live to my age, without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness.
We have now to consider the way in which the presence or absence of joyfulness, in these several classes, is expressed in art.The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3) | John Ruskin
That there should exist such an emotion as joyfulness among them is a fact which greatly astonishes Ned Gancy and young Chester.The Land of Fire | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for joyful
full of joy; elated
expressing or producing joy: a joyful look; a joyful occasion
- joyfully, adverb
- joyfulness, noun
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