Part of speech: noun

A lively emotion of happiness; gladness.

Part of speech: noun

Something that gives delight.

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Usage examples "joy":

  1. Just as it was dark, great was their joy when they saw a house. - "The Book of One Syllable", Esther Bakewell.
  2. The face of the white isanusi lighted up for joy at these words. - "The White Shield", Bertram Mitford.
  3. I gave a cry of joy. - "Atlantida", Pierre Benoit.