Definitions

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

  • adjective Full of jubilant delight; joyful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Actively merry; gay; joyous.

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

  • adjective Merry; gay; joyous.

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

  • adjective Exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.

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

  • adjective full of high-spirited delight

Etymologies

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glee +‎ -ful

Examples

  • I rubbed my bruised brow and gazed with reproachful inquiry at Paul, who was laughing in gleeful, boyish fashion.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

  • 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.

    2009 January « Becca’s Byline

  • 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.

    The Curious Case Of Michael Joseph Jackson

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Renewed

  • I was with the woman who was my mate, picnicking in gleeful abandon.

    Chapter 30

  • 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.

    Sound Politics: Understanding Newspaper Endorsements

  • I was with the woman who was my mate, picnicking in gleeful abandon.

    Chapter XXX

  • I rubbed my bruised brow and gazed with reproachful inquiry at Paul, who was laughing in gleeful, boyish fashion.

    The Shadow and the Flash

  • I rubbed my bruised brow and gazed with reproachful inquiry at Paul, who was laughing in gleeful, boyish fashion.

    THE SHADOW AND THE FLASH

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