|Origin:||joie, from Latin gaudia|
great happiness and pleasure:
the look of joy on her face
I leaped into the air with joy.
She wept for joy.
I didn't exactly jump for joy (=I was not very pleased) when I heard the news.
something or someone that gives you happiness and pleasure
one of the joys of travelling alone
The garden was his pride and joy.
be a joy to watch/drive/use etc
The children's singing was a joy to listen to.
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if you have no joy, you do not succeed in getting something:
I phoned the pub, but no joy. The landlord didn't know where she was.