Pronunciation: ( joi'ful), [key]
1. full of joy, as a person or one's heart; glad; delighted.
2. showing or expressing joy, as looks, actions, or speech.
3. causing or bringing joy, as an event, a sight, or news; delightful: the joyful announcement of their marriage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.