Definition of joie de vivre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


joie de vivre

BrE BrE//ˌʒwʌ də ˈviːvrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʒwʌ də ˈviːvrə//
[uncountable] (from French)
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a feeling of great happiness and enjoyment of life Word OriginFrench, literally ‘joy of living’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: joie de vivre