joyful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “joyful” in the English Dictionary

"joyful" in British English

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joyfuladjective

uk   us   /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.
joyfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
joyfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of joyful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"joyful" in American English

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joyfuladjective

 us   /ˈdʒɔɪ·fəl/
having or causing ​greathappiness: joyful ​news
joyfully
adverb  us   /ˈdʒɔɪ·fə·li/
They all ​clapped joyfully to the ​beat of the ​music.
(Definition of joyful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “joyful”
in Arabic مُبْهِج, سار…
in Korean 즐거운…
in Portuguese jubiloso, alegre, festivo…
in Catalan molt alegre, joiós…
in Japanese 喜びに満ちた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高兴的,快乐的…
in Turkish neşeli, keyifli, sevindirici…
in Russian радостный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高興的,快樂的…
in Italian festante, gioioso…
in Polish radosny…
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