Synonyms for glee
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : glee|
|Phonetic Transcription : gli|
Top 10 synonyms for glee Other synonyms for the word glee
Définition of gleeOrigin :
- 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.
- noun extreme happiness
- The old lady turned back into the house, and her face was alive with glee.
- Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
- Right at him came the donkey, braying as though in glee at the trick he had played.
- Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
- What a sudden sort of glee the night he discovered Bernard Shaw!
- Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
- But suddenly the glee died—as suddenly as if a button had snapped off the current.
- Extract from : « The Floating Island of Madness » by Jason Kirby
- At the gate of Elm Cottage the dog came up to him, barking with glee.
- Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
- "Ay, faith, you do," The McMurrough chimed in with a sort of glee.
- Extract from : « The Wild Geese » by Stanley John Weyman
- Nettie lifted upon her, eyes that danced with mischief and glee.
- Extract from : « The Doctor's Family » by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
- Say, Belle, do you know they took my voice and fitted a glee club to it?
- Extract from : « Rim o' the World » by B. M. Bower
- The gods shouted and laughed with glee when they saw how all his efforts were in vain.
- Extract from : « Told by the Northmen: » by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
- But the serious mood was soon displaced by a fresh access of glee.
- Extract from : « Red, White, Blue Socks, Part First » by Sarah L Barrow
Antonyms for glee
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