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- n. the state of being joyful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the emotion of great happiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being joyful; gladness; lively happiness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the emotion of great happiness
Not only is it of Keira Knightley, the film’s greatest virtue, but it just beams joyfulness, which is something “Pride & Prejudice” radiates through and through.
Then they both laughed for the sheer foolishness of that "joyfulness," which was so often on Elizabeth's lips.
I wonder if I shall ever have a real, great joyfulness, that isn't a make believe! "
With exceptional skill, in this and many other numbers, Calloway managed to play both sides of the street: Using the jive talk popular among African Americans, especially those in the big cities, he was able to communicate on a hip, insider level while delighting non-initiates (most of whom probably were white) with the joyfulness and apparent nonsense of his lyrics as well as giving them the pleasure of participating in call-and-response scat choruses.
The garden also offers another type of healing that is not physical, but spiritual, which is perhaps the greatest harvest of all: A hard day spent quietly weeding provides an opportunity to pull out weedy thoughts so productive ones can flourish; a morning spent sitting quietly and watching chipmunks and woodpeckers do their business can teach us about the joyfulness of work.
Mr. Terrason's favorite strategy seems to be settling into a reggae-Caribbean rhythmic groove reminiscent of Bud Powell's "Broderick" that imbues everything he plays with an unmistakable joyfulness.
"As a girl, I was inspired by her joyfulness, and as a musician I'm inspired by her technical skills and the way she made something sound effortless."
It fairly embodies the sense of balance and joyfulness we often associate with the 18th century.
Yet there's a humbleness and a joyfulness; the vibe is not pretentious.
So readily do we summon memories of the depositions to which we willingly submitted, the idea factory that operated around-the-clock, the allegro vocal patterns, the attentive gaze and dancing eyes, the prods and encouragement, the joyfulness.