American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Full of jubilant delight; joyful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Actively merry; gay; joyous.
- adj. Exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Merry; gay; joyous.
- adj. full of high-spirited delight
- glee + -ful (Wiktionary)
“We were all around his age — pre-pubescent, and reedy-voiced and when we sang along to the song — no knock on Jermaine, Jackie and the rest — but it was Michael's parts we sang in gleeful, screechy unison.”
“I had forgotten about his magical place where the sun shines every day, the grass is still green, where rhododendrons, impatiens, and geraniums blossom in gleeful profusion.”
“But then to suddenly find themselves in gleeful agreement with the right in declaring the death of the mainstream media when it fails to endorse a cause du jour.”
“I was with the woman who was my mate, picnicking in gleeful abandon.”
“I rubbed my bruised brow and gazed with reproachful inquiry at Paul, who was laughing in gleeful, boyish fashion.”
“Amma released Salman’s arm and waddled up to Nazia, her expression gleeful.”
“The tone of the e-mail, she says, was "gleeful" -- her cousin was happy that "they were shooting n&%ggers.”
“But they’re rubbing their hands in gleeful anticipation of 30+ million more customers to rob, this time by the force of law.”
“She raised her shoulders to her ears and her expression became gleeful.”
“And I have to admit, I love the idea of gleeful little girls microwaving Barbies to death.”
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