joie de vivre

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ʒˈwɑːdəˈviːvrə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʒwɑ də ˈvivrə/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(zhwadə vēvrə)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
joie de vi•vre /ʒwɑ də ˈvivrə/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable] [French.]
  1. Foreign Termsa delight in being alive;
    carefree enjoyment of living.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
joie de vi•vre  (zhwadə vēvrə),USA pronunciation [French.]
  1. Foreign Termsa delight in being alive;
    keen, carefree enjoyment of living.
  • literally, joy of living

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
joie de vivre French: /ʒwa də vivrə/ n
  1. joy of living; enjoyment of life; ebullience
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