from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Joy; gladsomeness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gaiety; sprightliness; gladsomeness; glee.


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  • Wherefore leave thought-taking, put away melancholy, call back thy lost health and comfort and allegresse and from this time forth expect with blitheness the reward of thy love, far worthier than was mine. '

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Que plusieiirs gens, 'langoureuXf malades, ou autreynent fachez et desolez, avoient a la lecture d* icelles irompe lew ennui, temps joyeusement passe, et regue allegresse et consolation noii - velle.

    Illustrations of Sterne, with other essays and verses

  • _remplie d'une ardente allegresse_, was greeted by the eleven prime chiefs, who presently retired, possibly for prayer or refreshments, possibly for operations in wire-pulling.

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • Okay, with the exception of Larry Moneta, but he was hired to suck the allegresse out of his surroundings, so you can’t count him.

    Pilgrim's Egress

  • Voir au-dessus des mers la celeste allegresse ....” [

    Musicians of To-Day

  • In wine like liquid sun is my delight * Which clears all care and gladdens allegresse. "

    Arabian nights. English


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  • allegresse a light-hearted word

    January 12, 2007