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joy



Pronunciation: ( joi), [key]
n.
1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success.
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated: Her prose style is a pure joy.
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness or felicity.

v.i.
to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.

v.t.
Obs.to gladden.

Joy



Pronunciation: ( joi), [key]
n.
a female given name. Also,Joye.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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