Definition of overjoyed in US English:

overjoyed

adjective

  • Extremely happy.

    ‘Joanna will be overjoyed to see you’
    • ‘We spoke about continuing the relationship as we had both missed each other, and I was overjoyed.’
    • ‘Obedient but hardly overjoyed, he travelled to Pakistan with his father in October 2001.’
    • ‘Sue was overjoyed to hear that the operation had been a success.’
    • ‘Asked how he was feeling now that he was cleared of these charges, he said he was overjoyed about the decision.’
    • ‘When I returned the video back to the video store the next day, the woman was absolutely overjoyed.’
    • ‘Jacob was overjoyed, gleefully running to the outer field with his teammates in hot pursuit.’
    • ‘An overjoyed Kelly hopped all over the stage, and her victory dance was her best performance of the night.’
    • ‘If the situation regarding accountability can be established, most of the electorate would be overjoyed.’
    • ‘Parents are so overjoyed with their children that they never say no to them.’
    • ‘All of the staff in the unit were overjoyed to see that someone had come to help.’
    • ‘United fans were overjoyed today that the most successful manager in the club's history was about to sign on for more glory.’
    • ‘What's more, I'm absolutely overjoyed by the knowledge that I own but two of their numerous albums.’
    • ‘They cry whenever their children excel themselves, and are overjoyed when their friends are successful.’
    • ‘We were greatly relieved and overjoyed when our flight landed in Shanghai and we got into a Shanghai cab.’
    • ‘Both students and teachers were overjoyed when DMS clocks were declared the winners.’
    • ‘This is Bucky's first trip to Ireland and he was overjoyed to have the opportunity to enjoy such a festival.’
    • ‘Susan, 31, is overjoyed to have her husband safely back from the front line.’
    • ‘Bangladesh players as well as their fans in Bangladesh are simply overjoyed.’
    • ‘Johnson was also overjoyed with the success as his charge tackled three miles for the first time.’
    • ‘I was perhaps not as overjoyed as I should have been when he told me that the woman quoted the price in dollars.’
    ecstatic, euphoric, thrilled, elated, delighted, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, treading on air, walking on air, in seventh heaven, jubilant, rapturous, beside oneself with joy, jumping for joy, exultant, transported, delirious, enraptured, blissful, in raptures, as pleased as punch, cock-a-hoop, as happy as a sandboy, as happy as larry, like a child with a new toy
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Pronunciation

overjoyed

/ˌōvərˈjoid//ˌoʊvərˈdʒɔɪd/