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gleesome

[glee-suh m]
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adjective
  1. gleeful; merry.

Origin of gleesome

First recorded in 1595–1605; glee1 + -some1
Related formsglee·some·ly, adverbglee·some·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for gleesome

Historical Examples

  • His gleesome spirit had sustained him throughout the dread ordeal.

    The Wild Huntress

    Mayne Reid

  • Those who were at play, were gleesome and noisy as other children.

  • If the day was busy and gleesome, the night had its charms as well.

  • Thus furnished with all the requisites of a backwoods bivouac they are sucking it in gleesome style.

    The Fatal Cord

    Mayne Reid

  • I was no longer the light-hearted, gleesome boy, full of mirth and play, as when I landed first at Baltimore.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass