Origin of glee1
verb (used without object)
Origin of glee2
Examples from the Web for glee
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|DAILY BEAST
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
Glee actress Lea Michele was seemingly dissed by Jessica Lange on the red carpet.
Along with the gleemen went the glee maidens, who were the dancing and acrobatic girls of the day.Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)|Burleigh James Bartlett
But suddenly the glee died—as suddenly as if a button had snapped off the current.The Floating Island of Madness|Jason Kirby
Once they had him going they poised their pens in glee and began splashing their venomous ink.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
Those young gentlemen hailed the idea with glee, and called Wayne a public benefactor and many other flattering things.For the Honor of the School|Ralph Henry Barbour
Captain Runacles waited at the foot of the garden, while his friend hurried into the house and returned in something like glee.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Word Origin for glee
Old English gliu, gliw "entertainment, mirth, jest, play, sport," presumably from a Proto-Germanic *gleujam but absent in other Germanic languages except for the rare Old Norse gly "joy;" probably related to glad. A poetry word in Old English and Middle English, obsolete c.1500-c.1700, it somehow found its way back to currency late 18c. In Old English, an entertainer was a gleuman (female gleo-mægden). Glee club (1814) is from the secondary sense of "unaccompanied part-song" (1650s) as a form of musical entertainment.