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glee

noun [U]  /ɡli/ us  
happiness or great pleasure: Malone pumped his fist with glee after scoring the game-winner.
gleeful
adjective  /ˈɡli·fəl/ us  
gleeful children
gleefully
adverb  /ˈɡli·fə·li/ us  
She talks gleefully about her adventures.
Translations of “glee”
in Korean 신나는 기분…
in Arabic بَهْجة, غِبْطة…
in French joie…
in Turkish başkalarının kötü şansı veya iyi şansından dolayı duyulan büyük mutluluk, sevinç…
in Italian gioia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快樂, 興奮, 高興…
in Russian ликование…
in Polish radość…
in Spanish júbilo, alegría, regocijo…
in Portuguese euforia…
in German die Fröhlichkeit…
in Catalan alegria…
in Japanese 歓喜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快乐, 兴奋, 高兴…
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