• WordNet 3.6
    • n glee great merriment
    • n glee malicious satisfaction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glee (Mus) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.
    • Glee Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; paricularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.
    • Glee Music; minstrelsy; entertainment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glee Exultant or playful exhilaration; demonstrative joy or delight; merriment; mirth; gaiety.
    • n glee Music; minstrelsy. See gleeman.
    • n glee A musical instrument.
    • n glee In music, a composition for three or more solo voices, without accompaniment, usually in two or three contrasted movements, and adapted to any kind of metrical text, not necessarily joyful. The structure of a glee is seldom truly contrapuntal, but considerable independence of the parts is essential; the former characteristic distinguishes it from the madrigal, the latter from the part-song. The glee is essentially of English origin and cultivation, and its best period was from 1760 to 1830. Synonyms Joy, Joviality, etc. (see hilarity)', exhilaration, jollity, jocularity, sportiveness.
    • glee See gley.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glee glē joy: mirth and gaiety:
    • n Glee glē (mus.) a song or catch in parts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gle, gleo, AS. gleów, gleó, akin to Icel. glȳ,: cf. Gr. joke, jest
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gleó, mirth; Ice. glý.


In literature:

And thy hall-glee gone, O Loki?
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris
William Dixon, an English composer, was a music engraver and publisher, and author also of several glees and anthems.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
During the earlier scenes the character of Lucy Ashton is chiefly marked by the qualities of sweetness and of glee.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
Rudolph was enchanted, and clapped his hands with glee.
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
Captain Burrows came on deck, rubbing his hands in glee.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
First six, and then three, galloping with ungodly glee.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
The boys set up a shout of glee when he, too, finally dropped into the river with a great splash.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
He chased the butterflies from flower to flower, and shouted with glee as they eluded his grasp and sailed away on the summer air.
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales" by Robert L. Taylor
Hannah Doliver's glee knew no bounds.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
Few of the glee-maidens were so richly gifted or so highly placed as Marie.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson

In poetry:

And he must see that Autumn's glee
And her laughter
From his lips and heart will quell all smart--
Of before and after!
"Faun-Call" by Cale Young Rice
They sighed, they sang so softly,
They stretched their arms to me;
My heart, it throbbed so wildly,
In weird tumultuous glee.
"Entangled" by Mathilde Blind
That's long ago; they're gone, all three,
To walk amid the shadows;
Forgotten is their lyric glee
In still and sunny meadows.
"Maids In May" by Robert W Service
Sweetest music softly playing,
Charming songs, melodious glee,
Whilst the soul in robes arraying
Heav'n-like chanted victory.
"On The Death Of A Poor But Excellent Man" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
In silence Matthew lay, and eyed
The spring beneath the tree;
And thus the dear old man replied,
The grey-haired man of glee:
"The Fountain" by William Wordsworth
The brothers North and East are rough,
And play with such wild glee,
They tear the pretty trimming stuff
Off every maiden tree.
"Why Blossoms Fall" by Alma Frances McCollum

In news:

Cory Monteith & Darren Criss Talk Glee.
Cory Monteith is feelin' a whole lot more than the 'Glee' here.
Though they were served dinner during the ceremony at Elton John's soiree, Glee stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, in Oscar de la Renta, were among the celebrity guests who lined up for a late night snack at the In-N-Out burger station.
'Glee' castmembers Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Cory Monteith … (Weiss for News ).
"Glee" stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were among the evening's winners.
Blood, bunnies and beautiful bodies made up the edgy artist's private viewing, presented by Armani Exchange and attended by cast members of "Glee," "Revenge" and other young starlets.
Does waiting till September 21 for season 2 of Glee just seem unbareable.
Well, we've got some Glee pics for you from last night to hold you over.
Oct 5, 2012 (Fresh Air from WHYY) — Critic David Edelstein reviews a film that may sound a lot like a campus-bound version of Glee, but has more to it than that label might suggest.
'Glee's' 300th Musical Performance Starts Strong on iTunes Chart.
'Glee': Watch the 300th Musical Performance (Video).
Tuesday's Glee will feature a major milestone in the show's history when Naya Rivera and Amber Riley take part in the show's 300th musical performance .
'Glee's' 300th Musical Performance : Favorite Songs and Photos.
'Glee' 300th Musical Performance Celebration.
'Glee' Celebrates Its 300th Musical Performance .