US: /ˈdʒɔɪ/
UK: /d‍ʒˈɔ‍ɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

joy /dʤɔi/
  • danh từ
    • sự vui mừng, sự hân hoan, sự vui sướng
      • to jump for joy: nhảy lên vì vui sướng
      • to someone's joy: làm cho ai vui sướng
    • niềm vui
      • he is the joy and pride of his mother: nó là niềm vui và tự hào của mẹ nó
  • nội động từ
    • (thơ ca) vui mừng, vui sướng
    • (thơ ca) làm vui mừng, làm vui sướng

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] a feeling of great happiness
Synonym: DELIGHT
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.
2 [C] a person or thing that causes you to feel very happy: the joys of fatherhood + The game was a joy to watch.
3 [U] (BrE, informal) (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.'
Idioms: full of the joys of spring very cheerful
more at PRIDE n.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 pleasure, gratification, satisfaction, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, gladness, delight, felicity, elation, exaltation, ecstasy, bliss, exhilaration, exultation, rapture:
We felt indescribable joy at seeing the children safe and sound.
2 gaiety, cheerfulness, cheer, glee, buoyancy, joviality, jollity, jocundity, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, merriment, light-heartedness, blithesomeness:
Let me wish you joy in this holiday season.
3 delight, pleasure, treat, blessing, gratification, satisfaction, prize:
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Collocation dictionary


delirious, ecstatic, fierce, great, heady, overwhelming, pure, real, sheer, true, wild, wonderful | simple | sudden | inner | physical
the physical joys of fine wines and gourmet foods


bring sb
Her books have brought great joy to millions of people.
| experience, feel
the pure joy I felt at being free again
| be filled with, be full of | express | find, get, take
I find joy in many kinds of music. She got no joy out of working. I took a fierce joy in telling them the truth.


All the joy had gone out of his life.


to your ~
She found to her joy that the house had a large garden.
| with ~
I could have shouted with joy.
| ~ at
Protesters expressed joy at the government's decision.


dance, jump, sing, weep, etc. for joy
I literally jumped for joy when I heard the news.
| a joy to behold, see, watch, etc.
The children's expressions were a joy to behold.
| your pride and joy
(= a person or thing that makes you feel great pride or satisfaction)The pride and joy of the town is the splendid castle.
| tears of joy

Concise English dictionary

+the emotion of great happiness
+something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness
+feel happiness or joy
+make glad or happy