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gladsome

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adjective glad·some \ˈglad-səm\

Definition of gladsome

  1. :  giving or showing joy :  cheerful <gladsome news>

gladsomely

adverb

gladsomeness

noun


Examples of gladsome in a sentence

  1. <a gladsome group of carolers strolling through the city's historic district>



14th Century

First Known Use of gladsome

14th century


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