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Meaning of “joy” in the English Dictionary

"joy" in British English

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joynoun

uk   us   /dʒɔɪ/
  • joy noun (HAPPINESS)

B2 [U] greathappiness: 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.B2 [C] a ​person or thing that ​causeshappiness: Listening to ​music is one of his ​greatest joys. the joys of ​parenthood [+ to infinitive] Her ​singing is a joy tolisten to.

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(Definition of joy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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joynoun [C/U]

 us   /dʒɔɪ/
greathappiness or ​pleasure: [U] My ​heart was ​full of ​pure joy. A joy is a ​person or thing that ​causeshappiness: [C] His ​daughters were the joys of his ​life. [C] She’s a joy to ​work with.
(Definition of joy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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