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
  1. noun
    a feeling of great happiness
    see moresee less
    type of:
    emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
  2. noun
    the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    synonyms: exultation, jubilation
    see moresee less
    type of:
    utterance, vocalization
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  3. adjective
    joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day”
    synonyms: exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, triumphal, triumphant
    elated, giddy
    exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week