from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Archaic Gleeful.
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- adj. gleeful, joyous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Merry; joyous; gleeful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gleeful; joyous.
The gleesome threesome share songwriting credits on all their One Foot in the Ether material, but possess qualities that could result in breakout status.
Her gleesome voice and merry laugh were the sweetest music of their home.
Those who were at play, were gleesome and noisy as other children.
The gleesome threesome responsible for this book include two storytellers and an artist.
Nellie joined him in a gleesome dance of triumph round the blushing, new-fledged Dick, and Rover gambolled behind the pair, barking loudly, in sympathetic accord.
The wise foster-mother would set all right again by some merry quip, some gleesome turn, some one of those playful gleams of humour which furnish a key to the secret of successful work among the young.
My gleesome, gentle Harriet! with all the sweetness and affection of shepherd love.
Just above this point we pass the swiftest rapids on the route, where the river widens, and each side of the bank is beautiful in its wooded picturesqueness, while the waters rush, in foaming, surging, tumbling confusion, over the rugged rocks, or dart between them like a merry band of water-sprites chasing each other in gleesome frolic.
He exhorted all the guests to be in honour, gleesome, and merry, and requested leave to join the dancers, which was not refused him.
(There is one passage in that "thrilling" performance, where Alice, overjoyed that her lover is restored to her, is represented as frisking about him like a dog around his long-absent proprietor, which, whenever I have taken it in hand, has been rewarded with the most vociferous and gleesome laughter.)