gladsome

adjective

glad·​some ˈglad-səm How to pronounce gladsome (audio)
: giving or showing joy : cheerful
gladsome news
gladsomely adverb
gladsomeness noun

Examples of gladsome in a Sentence

a gladsome group of carolers strolling through the city's historic district

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gladsome was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gladsome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gladsome. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

gladsome

adjective
glad·​some ˈglad-səm How to pronounce gladsome (audio)
: giving or showing joy : cheerful
gladsome looks and cheerful voice
gladsomely adverb
gladsomeness noun
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