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Definition of "gleeful" []

  • Full of jubilant delight; joyful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gleeful" in a sentence
  • "We were all around his age — pre-pubescent, and reedy-voiced and when we sang along to the song — no knock on Jermaine, Jackie and the rest — but it was Michael's parts we sang in gleeful, screechy unison."
  • "I was with the woman who was my mate, picnicking in gleeful abandon."
  • "I rubbed my bruised brow and gazed with reproachful inquiry at Paul, who was laughing in gleeful, boyish fashion."