Rejoicing is celebration or festivity. There will be great rejoicing when your favorite cousin comes home after his three years away in the Peace Corps.

You can use the word rejoicing as a noun, to mean jubilation and joy, or as an adjective to mean "joyful." A rejoicing crowd is full of happiness and cheer, and a rejoicing child might jump up and down with excitement. Rejoicing comes from the verb rejoice, which is rooted in the Old French word rejoir, a combination of the intensive re and joir, "be glad."

Definitions of rejoicing

n a feeling of great happiness

Type of:
emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

n the utterance of sounds expressing great joy

exultation, jubilation
Type of:
utterance, vocalization
the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

adj joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day”
exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, triumphal, triumphant
exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

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