Definition of gleeful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡliːfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡliːfl//
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happy because of something good you have done or something bad that has happened to somebody else a gleeful laugh See related entries: HappinessExtra examples He was gleeful about the idea of making his own movie. She felt almost gleeful. He laughed with gleeful malice at their embarrassment. a gleeful chuckle
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