Meaning of “joy” in the English Dictionary

"joy" in British English

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joynoun

uk /dʒɔɪ/ us /dʒɔɪ/

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

"joy" in American English

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joynoun [ C/U ]

us /dʒɔɪ/

great happiness or pleasure:

[ U ] My heart was full of pure joy.

A joy is a person or thing that causes happiness:

[ 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)