[ joi-fuhl ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪ fəl /


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.

Origin of joyful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at joy, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM joyful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for joyfulness

/ (ˈdʒɔɪfʊl) /


full of joy; elated
expressing or producing joya joyful look; a joyful occasion

Derived forms of joyful

joyfully, adverbjoyfulness, noun
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