• The Joys of Motoring
    The Joys of Motoring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj joyful full of or producing joy "make a joyful noise","a joyful occasion"
    • adj joyful full of high-spirited delight "a joyful heart"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Volkswagen was originally called the "Strength Through Joy Wagon".
    • a Joyful Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful heart. "Joyful tidings.""My soul shall be joyful in my God.""Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • joyful Full of joy; very glad; feeling delight; exulting.
    • joyful Manifesting joy or rejoicing; arising from or expressing gladness; exultant.
    • joyful Causing joy or gladness; giving happiness; delightful: as, a joyful sight.
    • joyful Synonyms Festive, blithe, gay, joyous, happy, glad, delighted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Joyful full of joy: very glad, happy, or merry
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.”
  • Bible
    “They that sow in tears shall reap joy. [Psalms 126:5]”
  • Hugh Nibley
    Hugh Nibley
    “Beauty is whatever gives joy.”
  • Paul Rudnick
    Paul Rudnick
    “There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.”
  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    “One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.”
  • Marvin J. Ashton
    Marvin J. Ashton
    “Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.”


Full of the joys of spring - If you are full of the joys of spring, you are very happy and full of energy.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. joie (It. gioja)—L. gaudiumgaudēre, to rejoice.


In literature:

Long, long have I wished for this hour, the hour of joy.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
The joy of Beatrice was my joy, and the sorrows of Cordelia were mine also.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
I still see the bold smile on their lips, that so strongly and plainly expressed joy or grief.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
What a joy to see him!
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
I've heard Mrs. Joy speak quite rudely to Mr. Jarvis, mamma.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge
Its joy was so great that it did not know what to think.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Gurnemanz's joy bursts forth unbounded.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
I lived in happy forgetfulness of everything, save the love-joy that filled my life.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
When the sun drifted in through dark boughs he cursed it, the emblem of joy.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Her boy was her joy and pride.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

In poetry:

How can we picture in our dreams
The joys that thro' thy paen glow,
That joy that sours so high it seems
About to break in woe?
"The Skylark" by Cicely Fox Smith
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.
"Eternity" by William Blake
It travels o'er the vast abyss
Of space and time, and joys to see
The pregnant future bright with bliss,
And love, and joy, and liberty.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
Then shall I know, with eyes and ears awake,
Not in bright gleams,
The joy my Heavenly Father joys to make
For men who grieve, in dreams!
"Chillingham" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
For when the years of youth have gone,
Its joys and hopes have flown,
The mem'ry clings with fond embrace -
Those joys are still our own.
"To A Friend - -" by Thomas Frederick Young
My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep,
I too must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient cradle song.
"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" by Martin Luther

In news:

G, Dr Joy E Lawn MRCP.
Fredonia Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by American Legion Post 59, recently held a Court of Honor and kick-off picnic at Russell Joy Park.
With best wishes and tears of joy, Zhang Rui and his wife Little Pan recently said their vows at their wedding.
Gossip have received mixed reviews for their latest album, A Joyful Noise, which flirts heavily with Europop and synthpop while dropping much of the rock their fans are used to hearing.
Frankly the only tears we see flowing in here are ones of joy.
Ian was a kind, loving, joyful soul who sometimes did not seem of this earth.
Joy Division, a Soundtrack to Awkward Inner Monologues.
The other screamed its joy.
There are joyful moments and sad ones.
Jeremy Denk 's Joyfully Mad Ligeti.
No Joy, Ellie Beziat and the Dropout open at One Eyed Jacks.
It's a baby boy bundle of joy for Lisa Loeb.
Linebacker discovered joy of learning but had to buck football program that emphasized eligibility, not education.
Linda & Richard Eyre : The joys of setting goals.
OMAHA—Another great season of college baseball is almost in the books, so I want to take a few moments to thank the players and coaches who make covering the sport such a joy.

In science:

Joye, Spectral analysis of unitary band matrices, Commun.
Dynamical Localization for d-Dimensional Random Quantum Walks
Joye, Correlated Markov Quantum Walks, arxiv 1110.4862, Ann. H.
Dynamical Localization for d-Dimensional Random Quantum Walks
Joye, Fractional moment estimates for random unitary operators, Lett.
Dynamical Localization for d-Dimensional Random Quantum Walks
Joye, Random Time-Dependent Quantum Walks, Commun.
Dynamical Localization for d-Dimensional Random Quantum Walks
One of the joys of listening to music is a general familiarity with the way it is put together: to know roughly what to expect, then to see in what particular ways your expectations will be met or exceed.
Music in Terms of Science