Definition of glee
1 : exultant high-spirited joy : merriment dancing with glee
2 : a part-song for usually male voices
Examples of glee in a Sentence
They were dancing with glee.
He could hardly contain his glee over his victory.
Recent Examples of glee from the Web
Pribyl, as a sadistic ex-military officer who furiously beats his servant and heaps abuse on a doddering older relative (Kipp Moorman), all with a maniacal glee and a glint in his eye that’s already gone around the bend toward crazy.
New York can hardly contain its glee with the news that Phil Jackson will no longer be asleep at the Knicks’ wheel.
Jones coached Wilson from fifth grade through high school, and then watched with glee as his pupil became the area’s first product to accept a hoops scholarship to Michigan.
Mr. Jones and glee: Sox reliever Nate Jones has been sidelined since late April with inflammation in his right elbow.
Transferring to compete in rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline (and then, eventually, back to New Directions), Corazon appeared in three episodes of the show.
If that’s not your jam, the boozy Boar’s Bourbon spiked root beer is enough to make anyone’s inner kid squeal with glee.
Thousands packed the Blossom pavilion and lawn Wednesday night, belting out lyrics to their favorite tunes with a resounding glee.
The board game even simulates the manic glee of getting a gib on a particularly big nasty.
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Origin and Etymology of glee
Middle English, from Old English glēo entertainment, music; akin to Old Norse glȳ joy, and perhaps to Greek chleuē joke
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a strong feeling of happiness : great pleasure or satisfaction
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