[ noun ] the emotion of great happiness
Used in print("Editorials"...)
When East_Germans fled to the West by the thousands , paeans of joy rose from the throats of Western publicists .(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
Under the religious impulse , whether theistic or humanistic , men have joy in living ; life leads somewhere .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
But William continued to find a bitter joy in smashing images and tearing_down symbols sacred to the Old_Church .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
His heart suddenly opened to joy .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Time plays an essential part in our mortality , and suddenly for no reason he could imagine ( or admit ) the image of Peg laughing filled his mind - so desirable , so lusty , so full of nuances of pleasure and joy .
[ noun ] something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness
"a joy to behold" "the pleasure of his company" "the new car is a delight"
Used in print(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
It looked to me as though he had everything an artist could want , joy in his work , standing in the profession , a large and steady income .
[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 230
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2509