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Meaning of joyful

joy•ful

Pronunciation: ( joi'ful), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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