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gladden Line breaks: glad|den
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlad(ə)n/

Definition of gladden in English:


[with object]
Make glad: the high, childish laugh was a sound that gladdened her heart
More example sentences
  • Would her sparkle have brightened my days, her wit and humour gladdened my heart?
  • That has to stand as one of the stranger things I've heard in the past few years, and it gladdens my heart if only because the level of sheer preposterousness in rock music has sadly fallen lately.
  • A comment left on Lex's post certainly gladdens my heart.
delight, please, make happy, make someone feel good, give someone pleasure, exhilarate, elate;
raise someone's spirits, cheer, cheer up, hearten, do someone's heart good, warm the cockles of someone's heart, brighten up, buoy up, give someone a lift, uplift;
informalgive someone a buzz, give someone a kick, tickle someone pink, buck up

Words that rhyme with gladden

Abaddon, gladdon, Ibadan, madden, sadden

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