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English definition of “joyful”

joyful

adjective     /ˈdʒɔɪ.fəl/
very happy: Christmas is such a joyful time of year. I don't have very much to feel joyful about/over at the moment.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something joyfully     /-i/ adverb Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something joyfulness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Pleasure and happiness
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