open delight or pleasure; exultant joy; exultation.
an unaccompanied part song for three or more voices, popular especially in the 18th century.
Other definitions for glee (2 of 2)
to squint or look with one eye.
an imperfect eye, especially one with a cast.
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How to use glee in a sentence
The report made particularly strong waves in conservative media, but seemingly few took more glee than Carlson.Tucker Carlson’s Ugly Feud With Eric Swalwell Has Sucked in Family | Maxwell Tani | August 27, 2021 | The Daily Beast
With a sudden burst of taboo glee, we flung our orange peels and soggy bread and paper sacks into our wake, watching them swirl in the foam as we putted past.
We’ve heard tales of “dad” colleagues proclaiming with glee how much time they have to write now, and foundation program officers expecting projects to proceed apace—if not faster!.These Women Are Transforming What Climate Leadership Looks Like. Here's What They Learned From the Pandemic | Elijah Wolfson | April 20, 2021 | Time
The delight of his teammates and announcers was beyond the normal glee after a major leaguer’s first home run.The Astros Could Turn Back The Clock With A New Leadoff Hitter | Howard Megdal | March 22, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
So the part where Harrow starts going through all of these fanfiction tropes in her head, it just fills me with glee.How Gideon the Ninth author Tamsyn Muir queers the space opera | Constance Grady | February 5, 2021 | Vox
It happened on glee and in Sex and The City, and now in Japan women can marry themselves.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement | Tim Teeman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then the summit gives way to the other side of the hill, and a childlike glee arises from the whooooosh of the descent.
And just last May glee aired “Old Dog, New Trick,” the first episode scripted by Colfer.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer | Oliver Jones | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A shriek of glee briefly broke out across the Web as inquiring minds tried to deduce who was the lucky lady.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star | Emily Shire | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She actively, and with glee, imbued their lives with an abundance of misery.J.K. Rowling Pens the Greatest Horror Story Ever: Dolores Umbridge Was Real | Kevin Fallon | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The moon seemed to smile on him; the aurora appeared to dance with unwonted vigour, as if in glee; the very stars winked at him!The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
So when Yung Pak's father made him a present of a monkey—a real monkey—alive—he just danced with glee.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Sometimes Yung Pak would be the winner, and then he would march home with great glee and show the trophy to his father.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Georgie handed the paper to her cousin, the latter clapped her hands with glee.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Allcraft, with his brain on fire, received the visit of this man with secret glee.
British Dictionary definitions for glee
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 (def. 1)
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