Definition of 'overjoy'
Example sentences containing 'overjoy'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
But a crowd of around 250 people was overjoyed to see her arrive at the 16th-century church yesterday. The Sun (2017)We were overjoyed to find we were expecting twins. The Sun (2012)The other celebs were overjoyed to see the pair as it meant they got some luxury items. The Sun (2011)He can pick pretty much any song from his past and you are overjoyed to hear it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our family are overjoyed at the outcome. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were overjoyed at the find. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our featured declarer will not have been overjoyed to see his dummy - seemingly completely useless. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Of course, the youngster is overjoyed to see her and runs straight into her arms. The Sun (2012)I was overjoyed to see it go into the back of the net. The Sun (2008)The two were so overjoyed to find each other, they put aside military protocol and hugged one another. Christianity Today (2000)My memory is that I was absolutely overjoyed to find it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I'm always overjoyed to find wildlife in the urban jungle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was no change in her, but she was plainly overjoyed to see Jean. The Glasgow Girls (1994)He explained: 'I am am overjoyed. The Sun (2007)Last night the uncle of one prisoner said: 'We are overjoyed at the news. The Sun (2009)He may not be overjoyed to hear that the inquiry has been moved to an office in Fleet Street. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'overjoy'
Used Rarely. overjoy is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of overjoy from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.