full of joy, as a person or one's heart; glad; delighted.
showing or expressing joy, as looks, actions, or speech.
causing or bringing joy, as an event, a sight, or news; delightful: the joyful announcement of their marriage.

1250–1300; Middle English; see joy, -ful

joyfully, adverb
joyfulness, noun
overjoyful, adjective
overjoyfully, adverb
overjoyfulness, noun
unjoyful, adjective
unjoyfully, adverb

1. joyous, happy, blithe; buoyant, elated, jubilant. See gay.

1. melancholy. Unabridged
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joyful (ˈdʒɔɪfʊl)
1.  full of joy; elated
2.  expressing or producing joy: a joyful look; a joyful occasion

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Example sentences
But the others aren't really joyful things to have happen.
But the joyful noise was nothing to do with politics.
The picture of benign, even joyful and ever-increasing involvement of
  technology in human life is appealing.
He was the first opera star to be imitated, drunkenly, by legions of joyful or
  heartbroken football fans.
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