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[joi-fuh l] /ˈdʒɔɪ fəl/

full of , as a person or one’s heart; glad; delighted.
showing or expressing , as looks, actions, or speech.
causing or bringing , as an event, a sight, or news; delightful:
the joyful announcement of their marriage.
full of joy; elated
expressing or producing joy: a joyful look, a joyful occasion

mid-13c., from joy + -ful. Related: Joyfully; joyfulness.


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