♦ joy

♦ joy
♦ joy /dʒɔɪ/
n.
1 gioia; allegrezza; contentezza; letizia; felicità; gaudio (lett.): the joys of country life, le gioie della vita in campagna; to jump for joy, saltare dalla gioia; fare i salti di gioia; to share sb.'s joy, partecipare alla gioia di q.
2 (fonte di) piacere; gioia; diletto
3 (fam.) successo; riuscita; soddisfazione: I tried hard to get in touch with the boss, but I didn't have any joy, ho fatto ogni sforzo per mettermi in contatto con il capo, ma senza successo; Any joy?, hai avuto qualche risultato?; hai saputo (o trovato) qualcosa?; I got no joy out of it, non ne ricavai alcuna soddisfazione
joy-bells, campane a festa □ (fam.) full of the joys of spring, allegro; frizzante; pimpante □ (fam. GB, iron.) I wish you joy (of…), tanti auguri (per…); divertiti (con…).
(to) joy /dʒɔɪ/
A v. i.
(poet.) gioire; allietarsi; rallegrarsi
B v. t.
allietare; rallegrare.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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