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"glee" in British English

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gleenoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡliː/
gleeful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/
a gleeful ​smile/​shout
gleefully
adverb uk   us   /-fəl.i/
She ​talks gleefully about her ​adventures.
(Definition of glee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gleenoun [U]

 us   /ɡli/
happiness or ​greatpleasure: Malone ​pumped his ​fist with glee after ​scoring the game-winner.
gleeful
adjective  us   /ˈɡli·fəl/
gleeful ​children
gleefully
adverb  us   /ˈɡli·fə·li/
She ​talks gleefully about her ​adventures.
(Definition of glee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “glee”
in Korean 신나는 기분…
in Arabic بَهْجة, غِبْطة…
in Malaysian keseronokan…
in French joie…
in Russian ликование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快樂, 興奮, 高興…
in Italian gioia…
in Turkish başkalarının kötü şansı veya iyi şansından dolayı duyulan büyük mutluluk, sevinç…
in Polish radość…
in Spanish júbilo, alegría, regocijo…
in Vietnamese niềm vui sướng…
in Portuguese euforia…
in Thai ความปิติยินดี…
in German die Fröhlichkeit…
in Catalan alegria…
in Japanese 歓喜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快乐, 兴奋, 高兴…
in Indonesian kegembiraan…
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