rejoicing

[ ri-joi-sing ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪ sɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person who rejoices.
the feeling or the expression of joy.
Often rejoicings. an occasion for expressing joy.

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Origin of rejoicing

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

OTHER WORDS FROM rejoicing

re·joic·ing·ly, adverbun·re·joic·ing, adjective

Definition for rejoicing (2 of 2)

rejoice
[ ri-jois ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪs /

verb (used without object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.

to be glad; take delight (often followed by in): to rejoice in another's happiness.

verb (used with object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.

to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart.

Origin of rejoice

1275–1325; Middle English rejoicen < Old French rejouiss-, long stem of rejouir, equivalent to re- re- + jouir to rejoice; see joy

OTHER WORDS FROM rejoice

re·joice·ful, adjectivere·joic·er, nounpre·re·joice, verb (used without object), pre·re·joiced, pre·re·joic·ing.un·re·joiced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rejoicing

rejoice
/ (rɪˈdʒɔɪs) /

verb

(when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive ; when intr , often foll by in) to feel or express great joy or happiness
(tr) archaic to cause to feel joy

Derived forms of rejoice

rejoicer, nounrejoicing, noun

Word Origin for rejoice

C14: from Old French resjoir, from re- + joir to be glad, from Latin gaudēre to rejoice
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