gleeful

[ glee-fuh l ]
/ ˈgli fəl /

adjective

full of exultant joy; merry; delighted.

Origin of gleeful

First recorded in 1580–90; glee1 + -ful

Related forms

glee·ful·ly, adverbglee·ful·ness, nounun·glee·ful, adjectiveun·glee·ful·ly, adverb
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gleeful

/ (ˈɡliːfʊl) /

adjective

full of glee; merry

Derived Forms

gleefully, adverbgleefulness, noun
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