- 1Great delight: his face lit up with impish gleeMore example sentences
- Too often their misfortunes are met with glee, a schadenfreude that is quite horrifying.
- Of course e-cards and virtual flowers are also welcome with great amounts of joy and glee.
- Between each new variation comes another burst of jubilant glee.
- 2A song for men’s voices in three or more parts, usually unaccompanied, of a type popular especially circa 1750–1830.More example sentences
- Later, boys were paid to sing treble parts at meetings of glee clubs, and glees for SATB became more common.
- Instrumental tutors were published and glees (simple part-songs for male voices) became popular.
- Women were still restricted to the parlor, where they played keyboard instruments and the ‘English guitar’ and sang solos and a range of polite glees for upper and mixed voices.
Old English glēo 'entertainment, music, fun', of Germanic origin. sense 2 dates from the mid 17th century.