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English definition of “happy”

happy

adjective [before noun] (GREETING)    /ˈhæp.i/
A1 (used in greetings for special occasions ) full of enjoyment and pleasure : Happy Birthday ! Happy Anniversary ! Happy New Year !Welcoming, greeting and greetings
(Definition of happy adjective (GREETING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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