Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing or showing gladness or joy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Open; clear.
  • Glad; joyful; cheerful.
  • Making glad; causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; pleasing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pleased; joyful; cheerful.
  • adjective Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the appearance of gayety; pleasing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective happy, joyous, or light-hearted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective experiencing or expressing gladness or joy

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Examples

  • He had himself done so in the "Evening Walk," and corrects his epithets to suit his later judgment, putting "gladsome" for "boding," and replacing

    Among My Books Second Series

  • He also made clear to her that he wanted a “gladsome bride” when he returned.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Even in the mid-nineteenth century, by which time dentistry was rapidly improving and laughing gas even offered the gladsome prospect of anesthesia, a visit to the dentist was still dreaded, as indeed it is still by many people today.

    The chair

  • Even in the mid-nineteenth century, by which time dentistry was rapidly improving and laughing gas even offered the gladsome prospect of anesthesia, a visit to the dentist was still dreaded, as indeed it is still by many people today.

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  • He also made clear to her that he wanted a “gladsome bride” when he returned.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • "It does not matter whether one talks wisdom or nonsense, the case is the same, the bulk of the enjoyment lies in the wagging of the gladsome jaw and the flapping of the sympathetic ear."

    A Mississippian Flood

  • "It does not matter whether one talks wisdom or nonsense, the case is the same, the bulk of the enjoyment lies in the wagging of the gladsome jaw and the flapping of the sympathetic ear."

    A Mississippian Flood

  • "It does not matter whether one talks wisdom or nonsense, the case is the same, the bulk of the enjoyment lies in the wagging of the gladsome jaw and the flapping of the sympathetic ear."

    A Mississippian Flood

  • Come, mother mine, and join the dance, link thy steps with me, and circle in the gladsome measure, now here, now there.

    The Trojan Women

  • Libyan flute was sounding, and Phrygian songs awoke, while maidens beat the ground with airy foot, uplifting their gladsome song; and in the halls

    The Trojan Women

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