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
The reconstruction, expected to take several weeks, was met with glee on a Facebook page for bike lane opponents.
Treblinka survivors testified that Ivan the Terrible had also savaged Jews, breaking arms and legs with a steel pipe, cutting off ears and noses with a sword, and flogging women and children with sadistic glee.
Think back to the Kings 116-98 loss to Milwaukee, when the Bucks were all too at home at Golden 1 Center, laughing their way to victory as recurring Sacramento villains Jason Terry and Spencer Hawes took extra glee in needling Kings fans.
Much to the Internet's glee, Melania didn't seem interested in holding her husband's hand, either.
Rose and his associate Dan Huard traded 40-oz malt liquor bottles, played gangsta rap and hacked computers and humans with glee.
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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 century
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Definition of glee for English Language Learners
: a strong feeling of happiness : great pleasure or satisfaction
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