Glee meaning

glē
Glee is defined as great happiness or delight.

An example of glee is what you feel when you have just won the lottery.

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Jubilant delight; joy.
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Lively joy; gaiety; merriment.
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(music) A part song scored for three or more usually male and unaccompanied voices that was popular in the 1700s.
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An English part song for three or more unaccompanied, usually men's, voices.
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(uncountable) Joy; merriment; mirth; gaiety; particularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.
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(uncountable) Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.
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(music, countable) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices, not necessarily merry.
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Origin of glee

  • Middle English gle entertainment from Old English glēo ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gle, from Old English glēo, glīġ, glēow, glīw (“glee, pleasure, mirth, play, sport; music; mockery”), from Proto-Germanic *glīwą (“joy, mirth”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰlew- (“to joke, make fun, enjoy”). Cognate with Scots gle, glie, glew (“game, play, sport, mirth, joy, rejoicing, entertainment, melody, music”), Old Norse glȳ (“joy, glee, gladness”), Ancient Greek χλεύη (chleúē, “joke, jest, scorn”). A poetic word in Middle English, the word was obsolete by 1500, but revived late 18c.

    From Wiktionary