joyfully joyfully  /ˈdʒɔ ɪ fə li/


  • (adv) in a joyous and gleeful manner



  1. The tension finally ended abruptly and joyfullyat week's end as FBI agents and New York City Police staged a pre-dawn raid on an apartment building in Brooklyn.
  2. The tale of an Indian servant who kills his boss, it's written with wit and panache and crackles with a kind of joyfully subversive energy.
  3. Chicago newsmen swept joyfully down upon Mattoon and wired leering accounts of The Gas Fiend, The Thin Man of Mattoon, The Mad Phantom and The Screwball Chemist.


  • Local residents divided on Supreme Court ruling

    Local supporters of same-sex marriage reacted joyfully to Wednesday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling, while opponents called the decision a blow to traditional marriage. The Rev. Mike Underhill, pastor at Nexus Church in Fairfield Twp., part of the United Church of Christ, applauded the decision, calling it “a wonderful and positive step for all the couples.” Instead of tearing down marriages as ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Today's Pulse


  1. "Let us sing joyfully, even when we're tested by difficulties and dangers as we have learned from the fine witness given by the Rev. Andrea Santoro, whom I am pleased to recall in this celebration," Benedict said at an outdoor Mass.
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Forbes

  2. Riley said the agreement "is not just a ceremonial event, any more than a family once divided and joyfully reunited is just a celebration. Rather it is natural and necessary to be and feel complete."
    on May 23, 2007 By: Joseph P Riley Jr Source: News1130

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /