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gleeful

[ glee-fuhl ]
/ ˈgli fəl /
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adjective
full of exultant joy; merry; delighted.
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Origin of gleeful

First recorded in 1580–90; glee1 + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM gleeful

glee·ful·ly, adverbglee·ful·ness, nounun·glee·ful, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gleeful

gleeful
/ (ˈɡliːfʊl) /

adjective
full of glee; merry

Derived forms of gleeful

gleefully, adverbgleefulness, noun
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