Pronunciation: ( joi),[key] —n. 1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success. 2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated: Her prose style is a pure joy. 3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness or felicity.
—v.i. to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.
—v.t. Obs.to gladden.
Pronunciation: ( joi),[key] —n. a female given name. Also,Joye.