AskDefine | Define rejoicing

Dictionary Definition

rejoicing adj : joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; "rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"; "a triumphal success"; "a triumphant shout" [syn: exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, triumphal, triumphant]


1 a feeling of great happiness
2 the utterance of sounds expressing great joy [syn: exultation, jubilation]

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Extensive Definition

Joy is an emotion of great happiness. Joy can also be interpreted as a person's name.
Joy may also refer to:

Joy as a surname

Joy as a given name


  • Joy (novel), a 1990 novel by Marsha Hunt
  • Joy (novels), series of erotic novels by Joy Laurey
  • "Ode to Joy" ("An die Freude" in German), an ode written in 1785 by the German poet and historian Friedrich Schiller
  • Surprised by Joy, an autobiographical work by C. S. Lewis
  • The Joy of Sex, an illustrated sex manual by Alex Comfort, M.D., Ph.D.


Joy as place name


rejoicing in German: Joy
rejoicing in Italian: JOY
rejoicing in Japanese: ジョイ
rejoicing in Polish: Joy
rejoicing in Simple English: Joy
rejoicing in Turkish: Joy
rejoicing in Volapük: Joy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anniversaries, buxom, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, commemoration, delighting, dressing ship, elate, elated, exultant, exulting, fanfare, fanfaronade, festivity, flourish of trumpets, flushed, frivolous, gleeful, hilarious, holiday, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, jubilee, laughter-loving, marking the occasion, memorialization, memory, merry, mirth-loving, mirthful, observance, ovation, religious rites, remembrance, revel, risible, rite, ritual observance, salute, salvo, solemn observance, solemnization, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, toast, tribute, triumph
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