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English definition of “joy”

joy

noun (HAPPINESS)    /dʒɔɪ/
B2 [U] great happiness: They were filled with joy when their first child was born. She wept for joy when she was told that her husband was still alive.Pleasure and happiness B2 [C] a person or thing that causes happiness: Listening to music is one of his greatest joys. the joys of parenthood [+ to infinitive] Her singing is a joy to listen to.Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of joy noun (HAPPINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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