• noun: a feeling of great happiness
  • noun: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires
  • verb: to experience great pleasure or delight
  • synonyms: rejoice, delight, pleasure


  • She answered the phone and, to her great 'joy', heard her son's voice on the line. [=she felt very happy when she heard her son's voice]

  • “You've spent hours looking for it. Any 'joy'? [='luck']” “No 'joy' whatsoever, I'm afraid. I can't find it.”

  • They were 'shouting/jumping for joy'. [=they shouted/jumped because they were very happy]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) It's Philippe. Well I... I'm calling you because I really wanted to hear your voice. And so far, your "Hello" already fills me with joy. Hold on. I'm gonna get her. Stop with your complicated sentences. - Hello. - El'onore? It's Philippe. Philippe? (..)
    2011 Intouchables