[glad-suh m]


giving or causing joy; delightful.

Origin of gladsome

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at glad1, -some1
Related formsglad·some·ly, adverbglad·some·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gladsome



an archaic word for glad 1
Derived Formsgladsomely, adverbgladsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gladsome

late 14c., gladsum; see glad + -some (1).

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