[ ri-joi-sing ]
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  1. the act of a person who rejoices.

  2. the feeling or the expression of joy.

  1. Often rejoicings. an occasion for expressing joy.

Origin of rejoicing

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at rejoice, -ing1

Other words for rejoicing

Other words from rejoicing

  • re·joic·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·re·joic·ing, adjective

Words Nearby rejoicing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rejoicing in a sentence

  • But the initial rejoicing was soon tempered by a harrowing reality.

    Behind Chile's Miracle Mine Rescue | Constantino Diaz-Duran | October 9, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Never again would he sit behind that wheel rejoicing in the insolence of speed.

  • He was rejoicing in the upheaval that permitted debts to be paid with a bludgeon and money to be made without toil.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • And gladness and joy shall be taken away from Carmel, and there shall be no rejoicing nor shouting in the vineyards.

  • Already he had received several family letters scarcely rejoicing in his marriage.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
  • The project of a congress was accordingly abandoned, and everywhere recrimination gave place to rejoicing.