a feeling of great happiness
the sheer joy of being with her again
to dance for/with joy
I didn't expect them to jump for joy at the news (= to be very pleased) .
To his great joy, she accepted.
a person or thing that causes you to feel very happy
the joys of fatherhood
The game was a joy to watch.
in questions and negative sentences
success or satisfaction
We complained about our rooms but got no joy from the manager.
‘Any joy at the shops?’ ‘No, they didn't have what I wanted.’
a person or thing that causes sb to feel great pleasure or satisfaction
These are all words for things that make you happy or bring you enjoyment.
a thing that brings you enjoyment or satisfaction
the pleasures and pains of everyday life
It's been a pleasure meeting you.
a thing or person that brings you great enjoyment or satisfaction
the delights of living in the country
a thing or person that brings you great enjoyment or happiness
the joys and sorrows of childhood
pleasure, delight or joy?
A delight or joy is stronger than a pleasure ; a person, especially a child, can be a delight or joy , but not a pleasure ; joys are often contrasted with sorrows , but delights are not.
( informal ) a thing that sb enjoyed or is likely to enjoy very much
You've never been to this area before? Then you're in for a real treat .