open delight or pleasure; exultant joy; exultation.
an unaccompanied part song for three or more voices, popular especially in the 18th century.
[glee] /gli/ Scot. and North England
verb (used without object)
to squint or look with one eye.
an imperfect eye, especially one with a cast.
great merriment or delight, often caused by someone else’s misfortune
a type of song originating in 18th-century England, sung by three or more unaccompanied voices Compare madrigal (sense 1)
Old English gliu, gliw “entertainment, mirth, jest, play, sport,” presumably from a Proto-Germanic *gleujam but absent in other Germanic languages except for the rare Old Norse gly “joy;” probably related to glad. A poetry word in Old English and Middle English, obsolete c.1500-c.1700, it somehow found its way back to currency late 18c. In Old English, an entertainer was a gleuman (female gleo-mægden). Glee club (1814) is from the secondary sense of “unaccompanied part-song” (1650s) as a form of musical entertainment.
noun 1. a chorus organized for singing choral music. noun 1. (mainly US & Canadian) a club or society organized for the singing of choral music
[gleed] /glid/ noun, Archaic. 1. a glowing coal. [glee] /gli/ Scot. and North England verb (used without object) 1. to squint or look with one eye. noun 2. a squint. 3. an imperfect eye, especially one with a cast. /ɡliːd/ noun 1. (archaic or dialect) a burning ember or hot coal /ɡliː/ noun 1. great […]
[glee-fuh l] /ˈgli fəl/ adjective 1. full of exultant joy; merry; delighted. /ˈɡliːfʊl/ adjective 1. full of glee; merry adj. 1580s, from glee + -ful. Related: Gleefully. Alternative gleesome attested from c.1600.
[glahr-uh s, -oo s] /ˈglɑr əs, -ʊs/ noun 1. a canton in E central Switzerland. 264 sq. mi. (684 sq. km). 2. a town in and the capital of this canton, E of Lucerne. /German ˈɡlaːrʊs/ noun 1. an Alpine canton of E central Switzerland. Capital: Glarus. Pop: 38 400 (2002 est). Area 684 sq […]