- giving or causing joy; delightful.
Origin of gladsome
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Examples from the Web for gladsome
It was a gladsome spectacle, and his eyes sparkled in beholding it.Captain Blood
But, as Wordsworth reminds us, these ever-youthful waters have their gladsome notes.The Balladists
That any being on earth could be so gladsome puzzled him vaguely.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
Filled with their gladsome minstrelsy the depths of leafy gloom.
His own active and gladsome mind had kept him happy among his occupations.Deerbrook
- an archaic word for glad 1
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Word Origin and History for gladsome
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