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v. re·joiced, re·joic·ing, re·joic·es
To feel joyful; be delighted: rejoiced at the news; rejoiced in her friend's good fortune.
1. To feel joyful about (something): rejoiced that the ship reached land.
2. Archaic To fill with joy; gladden.
Phrasal Verb:
rejoice in
To have or possess: rejoices in a keen mind.

[Middle English rejoicen, from Old French rejoir, rejoiss- : re-, re- + joir, to be joyful (from Vulgar Latin *gaudīre, from Latin gaudēre; see gāu- in Indo-European roots).]

re·joic′er n.
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(rɪˈdʒɔɪ sɪŋ)

1. the act of a person who rejoices.
2. the feeling or the expression of joy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rejoicing - a feeling of great happinessrejoicing - a feeling of great happiness  
happiness - emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
2.rejoicing - the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Adj.1.rejoicing - joyful and proud especially because of triumph or successrejoicing - joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; "rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day"; "a triumphal success"; "a triumphant shout"
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited"
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The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event:
celebration, festivity, merrymaking, revel (often used in plural), revelry.
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إبْتِهاج، فَرَح
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[rɪˈdʒɔɪsɪŋ] N
1. (general, public) → fiestas fpl
the rejoicing lasted far into the nightcontinuaron las fiestas hasta una hora avanzada
2. rejoicings (= festivities) → regocijo msing, júbilo msing
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nJubel m; rejoicingsJubel m
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[rɪˈdʒɔɪsɪŋ] (liter) n (jubilation) → festeggiamenti mpl rejoicings npl (festivities) → festività f inv
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(rəˈdʒois) verb
to feel or show great happiness. They rejoiced at the victory.
reˈjoicing noun
the act of feeling or showing great joy; celebrations. There was great rejoicing at the news of the victory; The rejoicings over the birth of the baby lasted well into the night.
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh, he always said he was, of course, but 'most always he said, too, that he wouldn't STAY a minister a minute if 'twasn't for the rejoicing texts."
"Yes--that told you to rejoice and be glad, you know; that's why father named 'em the 'rejoicing texts.' "
"I would fain know if I am destined for so glorious a career," cried the Tree, rejoicing. "That is still better than to cross the sea!
But it was only for a moment; then they shouted that the whole place re-echoed with their rejoicing; they danced round the Tree, and one present after the other was pulled off.
If ever I have sat rejoicing where old Gods lie buried, world-blessing, world-loving, beside the monuments of old world-maligners:--
When morning came there was much rejoicing. Hrothgar made a great feast, at which he gave rich gifts to Beowulf and his friends.
Grant that we may come again rejoicing to this season, and from that season onwards for many a year.
And so every honest person, as he said, was on the side of today's success and was rejoicing over it.
There was one consolation: of the seventy-two hours during which Rosa would not allow the tulip to be mentioned, thirty-six had passed already; and the remaining thirty-six would pass quickly enough: eighteen with waiting for the evening's interview, and eighteen with rejoicing in its remembrance.
Yesterday you looked into my eyes as though you could read in them all that I was feeling--as though you were rejoicing at my happiness.
The Birds that passed his perch said: "Come with us"; but he said: "I am a Beast." Later on, some Beasts who were passing underneath him looked up and said: "Come with us"; but he said: "I am a Bird." Luckily at the last moment peace was made, and no battle took place, so the Bat came to the Birds and wished to join in the rejoicings, but they all turned against him and he had to fly away.
That night the town was illuminated; and Cotton Mather threw aside book and pen, and left Grandfather’s chair vacant, while he walked hither and thither to witness the rejoicings.